The Virginia Tech Foundation announced Monday that John Dooley, who has served as chief executive officer for the foundation since 2012, will retire during spring 2021. He will have been with the university for nearly 40 years.
Dooley joined Tech in 1982 at age 27 and directed the then-brand new Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal. During his time with the university, he has focused on broadening the university’s impact across the state in several leadership positions.
“John Dooley exemplifies Ut Prosim [“That I may serve],” Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, said in a statement. “He has been a tremendous partner to me and many others, and we wish him the very best in his well-earned retirement.”