Virginia Tech names new Innovation Campus leaders
Robin Jones, Dannette Gomez Beane to be based in Alexandria
Virginia Tech announced Monday that two current employees will take leadership roles in the university’s Alexandria-based Innovation Campus.
Robin Jones has been named assistant vice president for Innovation Campus student services, after serving as assistant provost for planning and resource management at Tech. Dannette Gomez Beane has been named assistant vice provost for enrollment management for strategic initiatives. She previously was the university’s director of operations in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In her new role, Jones will collaborate with campus partners to expand services to graduate students enrolled in Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia programs, particularly its Tech Talent Investment Program, started to grow the pipeline of computer science and engineering graduates ready to work at Amazon.com Inc. or other tech companies. In 2019, Gov. Ralph Northam announced the program would aim to produce 31,000 new computer science degree holders in the next 20 years, with Virginia Tech pledging to graduate more than 16,000 of the students.
Beane will focus on graduate enrollment and degree goals for the Tech Talent Investment Program, to meet the university’s enrollment targets.
“Robin and Dannette’s established connection to a broad network of colleagues across the many Virginia Tech offices that serve students has allowed them to hit the ground running and their collaborative work is already benefiting applicants, current students, and the faculty that serve them,” Innovation Campus Chief Operating Officer Ken Smith said in a statement.