Sina to leave Tech
for Florida position
By Catherine Doss
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 08 - October 16, 1997
Julie Sina, director of scholarships and financial aid, has announced her resignation effective Jan. 2, 1998. Sina will become dean of students at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
"I'm excited about this new position, but at the same time, hate to leave," Sina said. "Virginia Tech has been like a family to me for the past 14 years."
Sina joined the university in 1984 as executive assistant to the vice president for student affairs. In 1987, she became assistant director of student activities, and in 1989, was named associate dean of students. In this position, Sina led a university-wide task force on changing the student-orientation program. She played a significant role in developing and implementing the current comprehensive two-day orientation event. Also as associate dean of students, Sina was successful in securing several grants for student alcohol and drug education and completed her doctorate in higher education from the university.
In May 1994, Sina was named director of scholarships and financial aid.
"Julie has done an outstanding job for this university," said John Fulton, vice provost for academic affairs. "She has readily accepted every challenge that has come her way with skill and determination. She will be greatly missed."
Fulton said an interim director would be named and a search committee established to help fill the position.