The Office of Communications manages communication between our institution and our audiences and stakeholders. Strategic management of communication helps bring our programs and activities to the forefront in the public’s mind as a credible source of information — one that has the answers and can be trusted.

We work with our clients to effectively reach target audiences with marketing and communications planning. We can consult on long-term strategic plans, campaign development, or determination of key messages that succinctly and effectively convey your position. By working with you to define goals and objectives, identify whom you want to reach, locate the best way to communicate with that audience, and determine how to measure success, we can design a series of communications solutions that will help achieve desired outcomes.


For questions about communications and strategic planning:

  • Thea Glidden
  • Director, Office of Communications and Marketing
  • 540-231-0447
  • 127A Smyth Hall
    185 Ag Quad Lane
    Blacksburg, VA 24061