Lynsay Belshe has been named vice president for enterprise administrative and business services at Virginia Tech effective Aug. 10.

Belshe will provide oversight for the university’s safety and security programs and key auxiliary business units. Among these units are the Virginia Tech Police Department, Virginia Tech Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, Transportation Services, and Mail Services.

Belshe currently serves as senior associate vice president of operations at Syracuse University, where she leads day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives within the Division of Business, Finance, and Administrative Services. Units under her purview include auxiliary services, campus safety and emergency services, financial planning and resource management, and campus development and facilities operations.

In the new vice president for administrative and business services role, created as part of the administrative transformation initiative, Belshe will be a key member of the administrative enterprise leadership team. Central to her efforts will be fostering strong partnerships and collaboration with university leaders; university community members; and local, state, and government officials associated with campus health, safety, security, compliance, transportation, and infrastructure.

She will also deliver strategic direction around safety, security, and preparedness at all Virginia Tech campus locations across the commonwealth and at the Steger Center in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.

“Lynsay’s commitment to delivering best-in-class service to campus constituents is palpable. She brings top-notch leadership experience in operations, public safety, finance, organizational development, and change management — all within complex higher education institutions. We are thrilled to welcome Lynsay to Virginia Tech,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Dwayne Pinkney.

Prior to Syracuse University, Belshe served at George Washington University for 12 years in senior administrative positions. Previously, she was a leader in management consulting specializing in business transformation.

Belshe earned a master’s degree in organizational sciences from George Washington University and holds a bachelor’s degree in leadership studies from the University of Richmond.

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