Juan Espinoza

Portrait Photo of Juan Espinoza

Juan serves as associate director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and director of diversity and access initiatives for Enrollment and Degree Management. He also currently serves as President of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN). Juan develops new programs and initiatives that better serve underrepresented students as they navigate the offices within Enrollment and Degree Management and also oversees international admissions and recruitment. In addition, he collaborates with other campus offices to ensure the university is recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented students.

In 2014, President Timothy Sands appointed Juan to serve in Virginia Tech’s new diversity framework, InclusiveVT, as an inclusion coordinator. The inclusion coordinators serve as university resources by becoming collaborators, liaisons, proactive information seekers, and conduits for the Virginia Tech community.

Espinoza received two bachelor’s degrees in political science and public and urban affairs from Virginia Tech. He received a master’s degree in corporate and professional communication from Radford University.

Board Members

* Denotes Chair of Virginia Latino Advisory Board


Ex-Officio Members

  • Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Dr. Daniel Carey, Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
  • Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • Megan Healey, Governor’s Chief Advisor for Workforce

Office of the Governor – Staff Assigned to VLAB