Director of Corporate Engagement
With over 12 years of experience in alumni engagement, Gwen Harrington joined the LINK team in 2020 to help lead the alumni + corporate engagement strategy designed to enhance value to Hokies, while strengthening corporate relationships with Virginia Tech. In her role, she will lead initiatives such as the Alumni Corporate Chapter program that deepens connections among Hokies in the workplace, while supporting their professional goals and keeping them connected to the university. Companies benefit through talent pipeline and retention. Other engagement initiatives include strategic alumni-corporate events, alumni career resources, and corporate sponsorships and affinity partners.
Gwen has personal and professional experience in the full Hokie life cycle from student to alum. Her comprehensive expertise in a wide array of alumni relations areas includes alumni engagement, alumni travel, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and alumni affinity partners, career and professional development, external outreach and marketing, campus and industry partnerships, student and young alumni advancement programs, alumni boards, budgeting and finance, operations and more.
Gwen is a two time Hokie with a Master’s degree in Information Technology (currently ranked #3 in the U.S.) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology.