Samantha Harbison

Assistant Director for Residence Life

Sam serves as Assistant Director for Residence Life in the Newman area. In this role, she oversees the Leadership and Engagement Committee and initiatives within Housing and Residence Life. She also serves as one of the advisors for Residence Hall Federation and NRHH. 

Sam earned a B.S. in learning and pedagogy and a M.Ed. in counseling: student affairs from Northern Arizona University. She was the first in her family to attend college and is very passionate about inclusion and social justice. 

Her favorite Aspiration for Student Learning is Self-Understanding and Integrity because she enjoys learning about herself and assisting others to do the same. Sam believes that it is important to dive into identities, values, and experiences to individualize students’ and staff members’ experiences here at Virginia Tech. Outside of work, Sam spends most of her time with her partner and pets. She enjoys being outdoors, painting, baking, crafts, and watching Netflix.

Discipline – Relator – Individualization – Empathy - Consistency

Samantha Harbison