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The role of the Chief Business Officer

The Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer (SVP&CBO) is the university’s chief financial, administrative, and operations officer. The SVP&CBO is responsible for the financial, administrative, physical, technological, and operational infrastructure of the university and leads these areas in support of its teaching, research, and outreach missions. The SVP&CBO partners with the President, Executive Vice President and Provost, the President’s Executive Team, and other university leaders to advance the university’s priorities.

Mission and Values

Through a framework and a platform built on organizational and operational excellence, the administrative enterprise will provide best-in-class, effective and efficient financial, facilities, business, administrative, information technology, safety and security, and human resources services to support the academic, research, and engagement missions of the university. We will provide these services in a healthy work environment that is physically accessible, safe, and secure. We will promote a campus climate that provides for the equitable treatment of students, staff, faculty and all campus partners and visitors.

Consistent with Virginia Tech’s Beyond Boundaries vision for programmatic and transdisciplinary collaboration, we will work collaboratively within the administrative enterprise, across functional areas, and across all university divisions and offices.

We will carry out our mission in an environment that promotes respect for individuals and the institution, demonstrates integrity through ethical behavior, and that provides accountability, responsiveness, and transparency to our campus partners and colleagues.


SVP & CBO Team

  • Vice President for Business Affairs
  • Vice President for Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities
  • Vice President for Finance/Chief Finance Officer
  • Vice President for Human Resources
  • Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Associate Vice President of Office for Equity and Accessibility
  • Vice President for Policy and Governance
  • Associate Vice President for Safety and Security


Administrative Transformation

We will acknowledge areas where we are best in class and continue to identify opportunities to improve.  



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Climate Action Commitment

Through the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment renewal and revision process, faculty, staff, students, and community leaders are coming together to ensure the most rigorous sustainability standards are implemented at the university.