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Human Resources is committed to providing responsive and effective services to all university constituents in a collegial and professional manner, enabling them to achieve their goals and the mission of Virginia Tech.

We strive to respond quickly to changing funding opportunities, market competition, staffing needs, and retention of faculty members and staff.

Moreover, we strive to ensure high quality of work life for faculty members and staff of the Office of Research and Innovation and research faculty.

  • Research Faculty: Learn more about research faculty, including salary adjustments and promotions, hiring procedures, and types of appointments.
  • Senior Management Area: Learn more about senior management hiring procedures, onboarding procedures, and policies/handbooks for employees.
  • Forms and Templates

Meet Our Staff

Sandra Burks portrait.

Sandra Bryan Burks

Senior Division Director,
Research and Innovation Human Resources

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Lynn Byrd

Senior Manager,
Research and Innovation Human Resources

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Kaitlin Winfree

Research and Innovation Human Resources

Finding Our Office

Office of Research and Innovation Human Resources

Burruss Hall, Suite 340
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Mail Code: 0244


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