The twelfth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop was held on Monday, January 12, 2015, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. 

This year’s featured speaker was Wayne Robinson, a member of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors and recipient of the university’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Robinson is the chief diversity practice leader with Wyndham Mills International, a global leader in placing talented executives. He works with some of the leading and largest corporations in the nation on diversity, talent identification, recruiting, and onboarding, and has been the architect of numerous strategic partnerships designed to expand and diversify corporate talent pools while creating mutual benefits for corporations and universities. A member of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame and an ACC Basketball Legend, Robinson’s record of service to the university community includes membership on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and chairing both the Multicultural Alumni Advisory Board and the Virginia Tech Foundation Board.

Wayne Robinson, Former NBA player and Pamplin alumnus and the 2014 Recipient of the Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

Wayne Robinson, Virginia Tech Board of Visitors
Keynote speaker Wayne Robinson
Video recording of 2015 Advancing Diversity keynote