Pamela D. White has been named the executive director of equity and access in the Department of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.

White previously served as the department's director of compliance and conflict resolution and Title IX coordinator for two years and will retain her Title IX responsibilities in her new role.

“Pamela’s experience, combined with her desire and passion to resolve, impact, and increase awareness in the areas of discriminatory harassment prevention and conflict resolution made her the ideal candidate for this position,” said Hal Irvin, associate vice president of human resources.

White will lead the university’s efforts to foster an inclusive, discrimination/harassment-free environment. In addition, she will provide education and consultation on Virginia Tech’s anti-discrimination and harassment prevention policy and investigate complaints of possible policy violations; offer mediation, facilitation, and other conflict resolution services; and provide discriminatory harassment prevention training and conflict resolution/management training. She will also oversee the university’s affirmative action efforts, and compliance and conflict resolution programs.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, White worked as the coordinator for Equal Opportunity Programs at Florida Atlantic University. She also has experience as a trial court law clerk and staff attorney for the State of Florida, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; and a legal researcher. She also held several positions at the National Council on Compensation Insurance between 1996 and 2003.

White received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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