What is the Dean's Leadership Council?

The Dean’s Leadership Council is made up of academically-distinguished students who serve as ambassadors for the College of Science to the University and communities in the New River Valley. 

DLC Officers


Vice President



DLC Committees 


Recruitment Committee members work as a team and collaboratively with recruitment initiatives in the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office. Recruitment Ambassadors represent what it means to be a Hokie in the College of Science by participating in projects and events that target future students. Activities include attending recruitment events, talking with prospective students and parents, assisting in developing new recruitment materials, and other creative recruitment opportunities.

*first year members of the DLC


The College of Science has over 33,000 alumni located across the United States and around the world. It is in the college’s best interest to engage and inform this constituency of the university. The Alumni Relations Team of the College’s Ambassadors will assist in this engagement. Working with the Director of Alumni Relations for the college, the team will assist with information gathering to include in the college’s e-newsletter, serve as hosts to on-campus events, aid with events in planning and on-site arrangements, and a number of other projects.


Students in this group will work with and support current students in the College of Science. The duties and tasks assigned vary by semester. In the past, this committee has provided services to students such as study sessions, freshmen forums, career services events, and informational student meetings.


The Outreach Committee will be focused on unique projects that will ultimately assist the College of Science in actively reaching out to the community. These projects will be determined by the committee. Events that have been organized in the past are high school student enrichment events and Ut Prosim events.


The mentoring program is designed to assist transfer students with the challenges they may face when transferring from another school to Virginia Tech.  College of Science transfer students are paired with a current Virginia Tech College of Science mentor.  This program gives participants the opportunity to connect and network with upperclassmen, and provides support with the overall transition into their respective programs.   


Benefits of Membership

As a Science Ambassador, have the opportunity to be involved in service, leadership, fund raising, social events, and outreach for the College of Science. Members also provide support and assistance with alumni events and programs for students in the college.

Ambassadors may be asked to assist with open houses, campus tours, career fairs, recruiting events, alumni functions, scholarship lunches or dinners, and college tailgates. It is an amazing program to involved with the College of Science and enhance your resume for future careers in science. 

How to Apply

Read more about the Dean's Leadership Council in this downloadable guidebook.


Have questions about the DLC?

Who to Contact:

Katie Lafon

Director of Alumni Relations College of Science


Charlotte Parks

Recruiter & Academic Advisor College of Science