Tommy Amal portrait, standing in front of Hokie Stone wall with a cut glass sign that says Virginia Tech

Tommy Amal has been named the Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business

In his new position, Amal will engage Pamplin alumni with a focus on Beyond Boundaries Scholarships, young alums and those giving at a leadership level.  Tommy brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong higher education background to his fundraising role, as well as valuable contacts both here at Virginia Tech and across the Commonwealth.  In this high-travel position he will visit with alumni from majors across the college.

Marise Robbins-Forbes, Director of Development for Pamplin says “We are so pleased to have Tommy joining our team.  He has been a part of the Virginia Tech team for more than five years, first as a student then as an employee. Tommy’s commitment to transforming student experiences is invaluable.”

Community service is important to Amal, who is a member of the Christiansburg-Blacksburg Rotary Club, trustee of the ACPA Foundation Board and co-chairman of Virginia Tech Black Alumni Reunion.

Amal began his career as a student advocacy coordinator. With experience in student advocacy, support and diversity inclusion, he holds a deep understanding of the tools and resources needed to help Virginia Tech students gain the competitive advantage to reach success.  He is excited, in this latest role, to help those students build a strong path to the future.  

Amal received his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Leadership Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his master’s degree in Agriculture, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech.