New communications manager named

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 25, 2004 – Lori Greiner, of Christiansburg, Va., has been named communications manager for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. She had served as the customer advocate and public relations coordinator for Virginia Tech’s Office of Student Programs since 1998.

In her new position, Greiner will lead developing strategic communications and marketing programs that support the college’s goals. She also is responsible for news writing and information campaigns.

Prior to coming to Virginia, Greiner was the director of membership programs for the Iowa Soybean Association in West Des Moines, Iowa, and also held positions with Michigan Farm Bureau in Lansing, Mich., and The National Provisioner in Chicago, Ill. A native of Dexter, Mich., Greiner received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

Consistently ranked by the National Science Foundation among the top 10 institutions in agricultural research, Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers students the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading agricultural scientists. The college’s comprehensive curriculum gives students a balanced education that ranges from food and fiber production to economics to human health. The college is a national leader in incorporating technology, biotechnology, computer applications, and other recent scientific advances into its teaching program.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.