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Amy Stoakley Sebring

Amy Stoakley Sebring is Virginia Tech’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. In that role, she is responsible for the leadership and coordination of the university’s operational enterprises, including finance; audit, risk, and compliance; facilities, information technology, human resources, and public safety.

Amy joined Virginia Tech in November 2022 bringing over 25 years of experience in higher education administration and state budget and policy work. Prior to Virginia Tech, Amy most recently served as the chief operating officer at William & Mary after being recruited initially to the university in 2016 as its chief financial officer. Between 2005-2016, Amy worked at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she served as senior associate dean for finance and administration at VCU’s School of Medicine as well as the executive director of MCV Physicians, the affiliated, faculty physician group practice. In this dual role, she led the financial management of the medical school, operational oversight of the physician practice plan, budgeting, strategic planning, human resources, information technology, space planning, and general administration.

Prior to her higher education positions, Amy held a variety of roles with the Commonwealth of Virginia, working as a legislative analyst for the Senate Finance Committee, as the finance policy director for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and as a budget analyst for the Department of Planning and Budget. She began her career in education policy with the Education Commission of the States in Denver, Colorado.

Amy received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a Master of Public Policy degree from William & Mary, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is married with two adult children.