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Social and Civic Whirl: Matthew M. Winston, Jr. Named Senior Assoc. VP at Virginia Tech for Alumni Relations

Matthew Winston, Jr., the son of Margaret Sneed Winston a Norfolk State grad, and Matthew Winston, Sr. an alumnus of Virginia Tech University has been named senior associate vice president for alumni relations at Virginia Tech. Winston, a Virginia Beach native and Kempsville High School graduate followed in his father’s footsteps and attended Virginia Tech graduating in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from the university’s Pamplin College of Business.

After graduating, from Tech, Matthew began his career, at his alma mater, in 1991, in the Office of University Relations. In 1998, Matthew began his tenure at the University of Georgia as News Bureau Manager. Beginning in 2000, Winston served in several capacities. From 2005-2006 Winston was acting Director of Institutional Diversity. He also “provided counsel to the university leadership, in many critical areas including community and alumni relations, intercollegiate athletics, and student life. Although Matthew Winston, Jr. worked at the University of Georgia, his dedication to Virginia Tech’s alumni association was outstanding. He served as president of Virginia Tech’s Athen’s Georgia Alumni Chapter; is a member of the Virginia Tech Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors; member of the Advisory Board Council for the Pamplin College of Business; a member of the Commission on Communications and Marketing; a member of the Black Cultural Center Advisory Board; and continues to be an active member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and served on its International Board of Trustees.

On November 1, 2015, Matthew M. Winston, Jr., former assistant to the president of the University of Georgia, will assume his new position as Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations for over 240,000 alumni. His vision, which is closely tied to the school’s motto – Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) – is to “look forward to creating new avenues for alumni to deepen and strengthen their connection to our beloved alma mater.”


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