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Ashley Roberts

Director of Communications

As the Director of Student Affairs Communications, Ashley serves as the chief communications and public relations officer for Student Affairs at Virginia Tech. She is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and provides leadership to the division’s central communications team as well as department level communication managers. Ashley also works collaboratively with the Student Affairs Advancement team to pursue and promote overall institutional goals, related fundraising, and alumni and parent engagement.

Prior to her current position, she was the Senior Assistant Director of Communications for Kent State University in the Enrollment Management division. Previous marketing and communications positions also include time spent at The George Washington University and Columbus College of Art and Design. She also has vast experience in admissions and recruitment, serving as the Associate Director of Admissions for Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Ashley earned a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University.

She is most excited to bring her professional expertise and her love for storytelling to Student Affairs at Virginia Tech and becoming part of the Blacksburg community.