|Doris J. Waddell
Program Support Technician
Phone: (540) 231-5278
Doris joined the Virgina Tech family in 2002 and began her career at the Office of Economic Development in 2003. A native of the New River Valley, Doris has lived in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. During her 12 years in Dallas, Doris worked as the assistant Coordinator for the Career Development Center at Skyline Center, a magnet school withover over4,000 students. While in Texas she completed her degree in Computer Information Systems.
After moving to Atlanta, Doris began a new career as a contract administrator and became familiar with multi-million dollar budgets and contract language. After a few years in Atlanta, she returned to the New River Valley and began her career at Virginia Tech.
In her current role as Program Support Tech, Doris works alongside the director and specialists on the varied economic development projects in communities and municipalities across the state. She also manages the federal and state grant budgets, and oversees marketing for the department.
In 2007, Doris was nominated for the President's Award for Excellence. In January, 2008, she was the Virginia Tech employee of the month, and in December, 2008, she won the Virginia Tech Outreach Employee Recognition Award for cost savings and initiative, and the effective use of resources in a resource-scarce environment.
When not at work, Doris is an avid photographer, golfer, gardener and science fiction fan.