Elizabeth (Jane) Harrison

Elizabeth (Jane) Harrison

Executive Assistant for Outreach & Facilities, Producer of the Summer Arts Festival, Manager of the Artists Registry

Jane began working in the Division of Performing Arts (present day School of Performing Arts ) six months after it was developed, and has been here through four names changes!  Her position has changed several times, as has the duties and tasks that go along with the changes. She serves as the Manager of the Artists Registry, as the Producer of the Summer Arts Festival, facilities liasion, and the website coordinator. She is extremely proud of her work on the Summer Arts Festival, and believes it has provided a very positive way for Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg to work together in a true "town and gown" fashion.


Contact Me

(540) 231-5921
247 Henderson Hall (0141)
195 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Education & Training

  • A.A.S. Wytheville Community College (VA)

What is your favorite place on campus?

Henderson Lawn is probably my most favorite spot because it is the most inviting and unassuming part of campus.  It hosts the campus community as well as the community-at-large.  It has a friendly and open atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome.  To be able to host the Summer Arts Festival concerts on Henderson Lawn is certainly a great advertising tool for the School of Performing Arts, and a wonderful way for the University and the Town of Blacksburg to come together.  Furthermore, the fact that our own Theatre 101 is located on Henderson Lawn (facing College Ave.) truly gives the community a more inviting approach to the Virginia Tech Campus. 


Honors & Awards

  • 2014 President's Award for Excellence, Virginia Tech
  • 2004 President's Award for Excellence, Virginia Tech
  • 1993 College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Secretary, Virginia Tech
  • 1992 & 1993 Certificate of Appreciation, Greater Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce
  • 1992 Volunteer of the Month, Greater Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce

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