Amy Stoakley Sebring
Amy Stoakley Sebring is Virginia Tech’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Reporting to President Tim Sands and working closely with Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke, the executive leadership team, and the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, Sebring is responsible for the leadership and coordination of the university’s financial and operational enterprises.
Reporting to Sebring are the vice presidents for Audit, Risk and Compliance; Auxiliary and Business Services; Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities; Finance; Human Resources; Information Technology; Policy and Governance; and the associate vice presidents for Equity and Accessibility and Public Safety.
Sebring joined Virginia Tech in November 2022 bringing 27 years of higher education financial and administrative management and state legislative experience to her role. Prior to Virginia Tech, she spent almost seven years at William & Mary in senior financial management positions and was appointed chief operating officer in 2020 after serving as the university’s chief financial officer from 2016-2018 and vice president for finance and technology from 2018-2020.
Sebring has served as vice chair from 2018-19 and chair from 2020-21 of the Council of State Senior Business Officers.
From 2006-16, Sebring 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.
During her time at VCU, Sebring was actively involved in the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Business Affairs, serving as chair of the national group from 2015-16.
Prior to her higher education positions, Sebring held a variety of roles with the Commonwealth of Virginia, working as the higher education and debt analyst for the Virginia Senate Finance Committee, as the finance policy director for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and as a budget analyst for the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget.
Sebring began her career in education policy as a research associate with the Education Commission of the States, a national, non-partisan policy organization located in Colorado.
Sebring received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a Master of Public Policy from William & Mary, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is married with two adult children.