Hal Irvin, Ph.D.
Hal Irvin has supported outreach activities for Virginia Tech’s Health Sciences and Technology campus in Roanoke since October 2015. Before moving to Roanoke, he worked as Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Virginia Tech for seven years.
He connects with university, government, and industry/health care representatives through coordinated outreach efforts to realize the planning and development goals of the campus. He functions in a program management role for the Virginia Tech and Carilion funded portions of the NIH supported Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) Award partnership with the University of Virginia and Inova Health System. He facilitates partnerships, including industry-sponsored research, between companies and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute faculty. He leads the Health Sciences and Technology Commercialization Fellows program for graduate students and post-docs selected for participation.
He chaired, and now serves on, the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) Advisory Board that guides the start-up business accelerator for the Roanoke and New River Valleys. He is a member of the Roanoke Innovation Corridor Planning Committee, volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and serves on the Old SW Neighborhood Association Board, the Family Service of Roanoke Valley Board, and the Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship and Foundation Grants Committee.
In a thirty-five year career in higher education, he has worked at several institutions including Tusculum University, East Tennessee State University, Georgia Tech, and now Virginia Tech. He served as Principal Investigator at Georgia Tech for a major administrative improvement grant from IBM, and led the institution’s newly formed Office of Management Services, an internal consulting function, for 14 years. He led or supervised over 200 consulting projects for Georgia Tech, focused initially on process, service, and organizational improvement, and later on strategic opportunities to support the development of Tech Square and campus expansion plans in Singapore, China, and France.
He has consulted independently with Emory University, Georgia College and State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Princeton University, Staubach Company, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and West Virginia University.