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Our Work

We know that life doesn’t stop while students are in college. When life throws challenges in students’ way, we’re here to help them create plans, connect to resources, and gain the confidence to get back on track. We work with students, families, friends, and faculty. We’re a friendly, caring team ready to listen and assist. We welcome referrals, appointments, and walk-ins.

Dean’s Team

  • Byron Hughes - Dean of Students
  • Diana Blair - Administrative Assistant
  • Teresa “Tess” Blethyn - Assistant Dean
  • Tara Frank - Assistant Dean
  • Phillip Hernandez de Wright - Assistant Dean
  • Anthony Scott - Associate Dean
  • Tonya Windsor - Case Manager and Student Advocate


  • Walk-in: 109 East Eggleston Hall
  • Email: dean.students@vt.edu
  • Phone: 540-231-3787
  • Hours: 8 - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
  • After Hours/Weekends, 365 days a year: 540-231-6411, press 1


  • ACCESS – Emergency services clinicians are available to meet with you at your location. A friend or family member can call for you if you feel that you are unable to do so yourself. Call 540-961-8400.
  • CONNECT – A 24-hour referral and emergency evaluation service of Carillion Health Care. Call 1-800-284-8898 or 540-981-8181.
  • Cook Counseling Center - If you are concerned about yourself or any Virginia Tech student being (or becoming) suicidal, please call the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557.  This number can be used during regular office hours or after-hours to speak with a counselor.
  • ARC – A mental health admittance and referral service of Montgomery Regional Hospital and Lewis Gale Hospital. Call 804-327-5191 or 877-886-7026.
  • Police – 911.