Rohsaan Settle named director for student conduct
Rohsaan Settle has been named director for student conduct at Virginia Tech. He has served as interim director since July 2014.
Settle will lead a department that fosters personal growth and the development of life skills by holding students and student organizations accountable for conduct inconsistent with the expectations of the university community.
Seven full-time student conduct staff members collectively resolve approximately 1,500 cases of alleged misconduct annually.
“Rohsaan Settle provides impressive leadership in the way he engages in his work with students,” said Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok Jr. “He is committed to a conduct system that educates students about appropriate behavior and promotes a community in which academic success can occur.”
Prior to his appointment as interim director, Settle had been associate director for student conduct since 2008. In that position, he was the chief conduct officer for residential misconduct. As primary student conduct liaison to Housing and Residence Life, Settle provided daily case management, coordination, and communication to housing and residence life conduct officers.
“I am excited and fortunate to be able to continue my work leading a remarkable team that is student-focused, relationally-driven, learning-centered and administratively efficient,” said Settle.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2000, Settle began as a residence hall director in charge of a 900-student residence hall. He became area coordinator for residence education in 2001, assistant director of residence life in 2003, and assistant director for judicial affairs in 2006.
Before coming to Virginia Tech, Settle was assistant director of student organizations and leadership development at Gannon University.
Settle received his bachelor's degree from Longwood University and a master's degree from Virginia Tech.
Settle succeeds Angela Simmons, who was appointed assistant vice president in the Division of Student Affairs this summer.
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 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 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.