Dean’s Office Contact Information


The Office of the Dean provides college leadership and oversight in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, resource development, political affairs, university relations, strategic planning, legal and government affairs, capital projects, accreditation, and promotion & tenure. The Dean's Office also provides leadership and support to the College Executive Board and College Council.

Fiscal Affairs

The Fiscal Affairs team provides expertise and support to college departments in developing and directing all of the accounting, budgeting, and financial programs for the college.

  • Amy Burchett
    Director of Budget and Finance
    Phone: 540-231-9590
  • Mubera Cuskovic
    Grants Coordinator
    Phone: 540-231-3528
  • Sharon R. Carbaugh, CPS
    Financial Specialist
    Phone: 540-231-4814
  • Tracie Smith
    Financial Specialist
    Phone: 540-231-4666
  • Lovie Price
    Fiscal Technician
    Phone: 540-231-2434

Human Resources

The Human Resources team provides expertise and support to college departments in hiring and pay practices, employee relations issues, and the employee evaluation process.

  • Lynett Cruise
    Director of Human Resources
    Phone: 540-231-4206
  • Chris Whitlock
    Human Resources Generalist
    Phone: 540-231-9648


The Director of Facilities leads facilities management operations and contributes to the future planning of college facilities. He establishes procedures for maintenance, repair and/or replacement of college facilities, grounds, clinical, teaching and research laboratories, administrative support areas, systems equipment and clinical facilities; and provides management and overview of the college’s security of facilities and compliance with safety procedures. The Special Projects Coordinator leads renovations initiatives and is instrumental in continuously improving the appearance and comfort of work and study environments.

  • Pete Jobst
    Director of Facilities
    Phone: 540-231-7599
  • Cindi McKenzie
    Special Projects Coordinator
    Phone: 540-231-4653
  • Ed Wilson
    Facilities Maintenance
    Phone: 540-231-4283

Emergency Planning

The Safety and Emergency Coordinator coordinates and conducts risk assessments, performs response and preparedness planning, conducts training and exercise programs, and promotes emergency preparedness awareness and outreach. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia State Animal Response Team and leads the Virginia Tech Community Animal Response Team (VT CART).

  • Jen Averill
    Safety & Emergency Coordinator
    Phone: 540-231-8389