Erin McCann

Director for Strategic Planning
113 Burruss Hall (0152)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Responsibilities: Leads the University’s continuous strategic planning process; collaborates with colleges, institutes, offices, and units as they develop their respective strategic plans; develops, leads, and implements special projects expanding the impact and reach of Virginia Tech’s strategy through innovation and creativity.


Erin serves as the Director for Strategic Planning, leading the strategic planning process. Erin brings to Virginia Tech a plethora of experience in the corporate and higher education fields. Prior to her role at Virginia Tech, Erin was the Associate Director of Marketing for Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan. She has held marketing, technology, and innovation roles at start-ups and publicly traded companies, including Twitter and Google. McCann has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.