The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer oversees the division responsible for providing technology and services that enable:

  • Enhanced support for teaching and learning
  • Participation and support for research activities
  • Outreach, partnerships with communities, and advanced networking and communications
  • Access, security, and maintenance of information systems that allow the university to accomplish its missions

Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The 2012-2018 Strategic Plan PDF File for the Division of Information Technology provides a high-level framework for further strategic and tactical planning to support the university’s long-range plan, “A Plan for a New Horizon – Envisioning Virginia Tech 2012-2018,” emerging Beyond Boundaries plans, and to position the division to meet the university’s technology needs into the future.

IT Events Calendar

  • Oct 19, 2017 AISB 113 Brown Bag Lunch with the Deputy CIO Bring a bring lunch, or just stop by to talk. This is an informal opportunity to discuss topics that may be of interest to you, and help gauge how things are going from your perspective. We live in a dynamic time of change for VT and within the Division, but this is our new norm. It is important that we keep the conversation going & the solutions flowing. Scot Ransbottom is planning to hold similar sessions 3 or 4 times per year across campus.
  • Oct 23, 2017 Inn at Virginia Tech, Smithfield Room Division of IT Leadership Development Program Kickoff Welcome to what we believe will be an exciting and valuable learning journey as we explore building leadership skills together. As we kick off this new program in the Division of IT we wanted you to hear a few words from Dr. Midkiff, and have an opportunity to meet each other while you review the results of your strengths assessment. Prior to this event, it will be important for you to complete the StrengthsFinder assessment by the set deadline (in previous email). Everyone participating in this program should attend this event. If you are unable to make this date, please let me know as soon as possible.
  • Oct 29, 2017 MABUG Conference Virginia Tech is proud to host the Mid Atlantic Banner Users Group (MABUG) conference October 29-31, 2017 More information to follow
  • Oct 30, 2017 MABUG Conference Virginia Tech is proud to host the Mid Atlantic Banner Users Group (MABUG) conference October 29-31, 2017 More information to follow


Administration & Planning (A&P) group plays a variety of roles for the Division of Information Technology (IT). Areas of responsibility include strategic planning; policy development; communications within IT and with the university community; project coordination between elements of IT; project management; personnel services; administrative requests; computer purchasing and software distribution (Information Technology Acquisitions); and coordination with the commonwealth's information technology agency.

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at Virginia Tech is an innovative and interdisciplinary environment advancing computational science, engineering and technology.

Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) provides the Virginia Tech community with stable, scalable and secure customer-focused systems, services and solutions.

Enterprise Systems (ES) supports the mission of Virginia Tech by providing an integrated portfolio of effective, secure, innovative, and reliable services including: Application Information Systems/Banner, Information Warehousing, Document Management Systems, Integration & Portal Services/My VT, Database Administration, Application Administration, and Web Hosting.

Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) and Lab focus on education and research in computer and network security. We provide tools and services, awareness, and guidance to help Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students to work towards a safe and secure IT environment for teaching, learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.

IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) is focused on collaboratively evolving and actively ensuring a high quality user experience when interacting with the Division of Information Technology. ITE² serves as the “front door” for users across the university, providing support and coordination of activities. ITE² also works closely with Division units to continuously review and improve the user experience.

Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) exists to enable Virginia Tech to succeed in its overall mission by providing and managing the university's information technology infrastructure and services

Secure Identity Services (SIS) is responsible for supporting Virginia Tech’s online identity management and authentication processes. SIS provides secure access to information resources, and supports robust web applications, middleware, online directories, and authentication technologies that integrate with teaching, learning, research, and outreach services throughout the university.

Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) serves the Virginia Tech community by working with faculty to design effective learning experiences, providing training to enhance digital fluency, and supporting innovative learning environments in traditional, distance, and hybrid courses.

Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education for students in the Commonwealth’s public high schools, colleges, and universities. The Virginia Cyber Range seeks to increase the number of fully prepared students entering the cybersecurity workforce in operations, development, and research.

Contact: Office of the Vice President for
Information Technology MC 0169
800 Drillfield Drive / Suite 314
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-4227