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Faculty Senate President

Eric Kaufman

Dr. Eric K. Kaufman a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education.  He earned his Doctorate and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.  Eric coordinates Virginia Tech’s graduate certificate in Collaborative Community Leadership and supports the undergraduate minor in Leadership and Social Change.  His research investigates and promotes best practices for collective leadership, with special emphasis on problem solving and team development.  Eric enjoys life in Blacksburg with his wife, Shevon, and his two children, Ethan and Sara.


Duties of the Faculty Senate president are:

  • Representing the faculty to the Board of Visitors and the administration;
  • Presiding at all meetings of the Faculty Senate and cabinet; and
  • Performing duties prescribed in the constitution and bylaws or appropriate to the office.