Meet our staff

Advising staff, Virginia Tech

Our team is tasked with providing support, new ideas, and professional development opportunities for the advising community at-large. Each individual on the team helps support academic advising at Virginia Tech, whether it is through advising technology, such as Navigate, working to bridge the gap between Virginia Community Colleges and VT to assist our transfer students, or increasing professional development opportunities for advisors. The Academic Advising Initiatives team looks forward to assisting the advising community while implementing new initiatives.

Kimberly Smith, Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives

Dr. Kimberly Smith

Associate Vice Provost for Student Success Initiatives
kimberly.smith@vt.edu

Chenaye Blankenship, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives.

Chenaye` Blankenship

Project Coordinator
chenayeb@vt.edu

Banks Blair, Assistant Director for Academic Advising Initiatives

Banks Blair

Assistant Director for Academic Advising Initiatives
banksblair@vt.edu

Lauren Thomas, Assistant Director for Academic Advising Initiatives

Lauren Thomas

Associate Director for Academic Advising Initiatives
lwthomas@vt.edu

Nasim Schwab, Assistant Director for Academic Advising Initiatives

Nasim Schwab

Assistant Director for Transfer Student Initiatives
nschwab@vt.edu

Nasim Schwab, Assistant Director for Academic Advising Initiatives

Ally Clement

Academic Advisor

alclement@vt.edu