Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg has announced three finalists for the position of vice provost for undergraduate student affairs. All three candidates are women and all currently hold associate dean positions at Virginia Tech. One of the three candidates is an African American.
Bevlee Watford is the associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Engineering. Dr. Watford also serves as the director of the Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity at Virginia Tech. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research, all from Virginia Tech.