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Kim Dowdy

Assistant Director for Business Operations
  • Focus area(s): Leads HNFE in strategic consultation, ensuring efficient operations, and compliance with Virginia Tech, CALS, and departmental policies in finance and operations


M.A.T, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, 1999

B.S. Psychology, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, 1997


October 2023 – present: Assistant Director for Business Operations, HNFE (CALS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2022 – 2023: International Finance and Program Coordinator, Center for International Research, Education and Development (CIRED), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2020 – 2022: Senior Fiscal Technician and Office Manager, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD), RU Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, Radford University, Radford, VA

2018 – 2020: Assistant Director, Office of Student Standards & Conduct, Radford University, Radford, VA

2015 – 2019: University 100 Instructor, New Student & Family Programs, Radford University, Radford, VA

2014 – 2017 Case Manager, Office of Student Standards and Conduct, Radford University, Radford, VA

2011 – 2014: Secretary, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Diocese of Richmond, Blacksburg, VA

2011 – 2012: Attendant Care Grant Provider, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

2011 – 2013: Teacher, Rainbow Riders Childcare Center, Blacksburg, VA

2007 - 2010: Associate Director of Leadership Development, University Unions and Student Activities (UU/SA), and Instructor Residential Leadership Community (LDRS1015), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

1999– 2007: Associate Director for Student Programs, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

1999 – 2004: Associate Director for Recreation Services and Programs, CU101 Instructor, and Ropes-course & Climbing Wall Facilitator, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

1997 – 1999: Graduate Assistant and Residence Hall Director, Dean of Students Office, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Selected Major Awards

  • 2020 – 2021 – Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services Staff Award
  • 2018 – Radford University Foundation Annual Awards Nominee: Anna Lee Stewart Award
  • 2009 – Virginia Tech Rest, Renewal and Reflection: Service Recognition for Recovery Efforts
  • 2009 – Virginia Tech University Unions/Student Activities Office Incentive for Collaboration Award
  • 2004 – Association of College Unions Int’l (ACUI) Richard D. Blackburn New Professional Award