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Rex Waters

Adjunct Faculty


Rex recently retired from full-time work as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech, and now serves VT as an adjunct faculty in the Management Department in the Pamplin College of Business.  He is a Senior Facilitator with Learning Technologies Inc. in Raleigh North Carolina where he is a dynamic and insightful consultant and educator with extensive experience.  His consulting background spans three decades of work with a variety of clients such as Siemens, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Railinc, United Therapeutics, GE Aircraft Engines, Columbia University, UNC Chapel Hill, Elon University, and Sara Lee to name a few. His focus is to develop stronger leaders for today’s world. He uses interactive techniques and his decades of experience to get people to work on actual applications that lead to success.

Rex is an accomplished senior leader, educator, curriculum & program architect, facilitator, and coach. He is an excellent consultant, teacher, and speaker on the topics of college success focusing on high impact practices, leadership education and development, students in transition, co-curricular design, and experiential education. His body of work is based on his 30+ year career teaching and developing potential in college students, colleagues, and family. Rex has worked in higher education at Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, University of South Carolina, and Elon University where he was a dean for twenty-five years. His current work has taken him back to Virginia Tech where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  Rex has a fast-paced, energetic, and results driven style, that helps organizations and individuals reach their business goals.


As well as leading a successful professional life, he also has a strong family focus.  He and his partner (a VT engineering alumna) have raised four dynamic children, each with at least a second degree.  He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and at Hokie athletic events.  You will see him regularly walking his two chocolate Labradors, Bond and Burruss, on campus.