David R. Raymond will become Virginia Tech’s interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer. The move takes effect on Aug. 10.

“I am honored to serve Virginia Tech and the Division of Information Technology in this important role,” said Raymond. “The Division of IT is committed to supporting the university with the best possible technology services, and I am proud to be part of this great team.”

Raymond currently serves as director of the Virginia Cyber Range and the U.S. Cyber Range as well as deputy director of Virginia Tech’s Information Technology Security Lab. He also is an adjunct associate professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he teaches a graduate cybersecurity course.

Before coming to Virginia Tech, Raymond served on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of education research in the Army Cyber Institute, an Army-level research and outreach center. At West Point, he taught undergraduate courses in computer networking, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

"I’m so pleased that Dr. Raymond has agreed to step into the interim role. He is well-respected by his colleagues not only at Virginia Tech, but across the Commonwealth of Virginia and nation,” said Amy Sebring, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “I look forward to having Dave as part of my senior leadership team as we continue the search to find Dr. Midkiff’s permanent successor.”

Raymond retired from the U.S. Army with 26 years of service. He earned several awards including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and the Army Meritorious Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters.

He has published over 25 journal and conference papers in the areas of cyber operations, information assurance, secure wireless protocols, and online privacy.

Raymond received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the United States Military Academy, a master’s degree in computer science from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Virginia Tech.

In March, Scott Midkiff announced that he would step down from his role as vice president for information technology and chief information officer and return to the faculty in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering this fall. A national search to recruit a permanent replacement is underway. Learn more about the position and search.

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