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Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-


Biographical Note

Patricia Hyer was assistant provost Oct. 1, 1987-July 1, 1994 and associate provost from July 1, 1994 - Dec. 1, 2010.

Patricia Hyer served two decades as Associate Provost at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Hyer served under six Provosts at Virginia Tech, including E. Fred Carlisle, Peggy S. Meszaros, and Mark G. McNamee. Before taking this position, Hyer earned her bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan, two master's degrees at the University of Michigan, and finally earned a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from Virginia Tech. She also worked in administrative roles at Old Dominion University, University of Maryland, and at Virginia Tech.

Some of her accomplishments as Associate Provost include establishing the Women's Center at Virginia Tech and setting up wide-ranging and effective diversity policies for the University. She has also been influential as a member of the Virginia Network, a statewide organization for women in higher education in Virginia, serving as state coordinator for three years and then on its board of directors for fifteen years.

Hyer has received numerous awards for her service, including Woman of the Year, Leader of the Year, and Woman of the Decade. Hyer retired in 2010

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-05-01-10a

This collection contains materials from Patricia Hyer's tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering such subjects as inclusion and diversity, women's issues, the AdvanceVT program, and strategic planning. The collection also includes some biographical information.

Dates: 1937 - 2013