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Office of Government and Community Relations

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Welcome to the Office of Government and Community Relations 

The Office of Government and Community Relations represents Virginia Tech before federal, state, and local government officials and agencies.

Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Christopher Yianilos
900 N. Glebe Road, Suite 2-316
Arlington, VA 22203
(540) 231-7111 
chrisyianilos@vt.edu

Associate Vice President of Government and Community Relations

Elizabeth Hooper
11 South 12th Street, Suite 202
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 786-1604 
ehooper@vt.edu

Director of Northern Virginia Government and Community Relations

David Baker
601 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 481-7612
davidab7@vt.edu

Director of Government Relations and Roanoke Community Relations

Rebekah Gunn
Burruss Hall, Room 219
800 Drillfield Drive 
(540) 231-0852 
rbgunn@vt.edu

Assistant Director for State Government Relations

Caroline Buscaglia
11 South 12th Street, Suite 202
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 786-8110 
bcarol1@vt.edu

Administrative Assistant

Christine McCann
Burruss Hall, Room 219
800 Drillfield Drive
(540) 231-7111 
cimccann@vt.edu