Vinod Ghoting named director of capital design and construction

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 13, 2005 – Vinod Ghoting of Riner, Va., former associate director of capital planning and development at Washington State University, was recently named director of capital design and construction at Virginia Tech.

As director of capital design and construction, Ghoting will manage the process by which capital outlay projects are designed and constructed to maximize the program goals of the end user(s), while effectively balancing each project's established parameters for cost, schedule, and quality.

Ghoting brings 34 years of diversified architectural and construction project management experience to his new post. In his previous position, he supported the executive director of capital planning and development at Washington State in the creation, implementation, and management of the university’s major capital improvement program at the Pullman, Wash. and university branch campuses. He has also worked at the University of Maryland, as well as in the private sector.

Ghoting is a licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and past board member and chair of the Potomac Valley Chapter of AIA. He received his diploma in architecture and bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Poona (Pune, India). He has a Master of Architecture degree from Catholic University. Ghoting previously published two books on the topic of development in Maryland, and has written articles on interior design for Realtor Magazine.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities 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 180 academic degree programs.