Dwyn Taylor serves as the Assistant Vice President for Capital Construction (AVPCC) at Virginia Tech. He joined the university in 2016 following a 27-year career as an active duty naval officer and five subsequent years in the design-build construction industry. He leads a team of approximately twenty men and women procuring and managing design and construction contracts for capital (greater than $3M) projects. Virginia Tech’s current capital construction portfolio has a total value exceeding $1 billion and consists of 20+ projects with locations spanning the main campus in Blacksburg across the Commonwealth and includes the first phase of the “Innovation Campus” located in Alexandria, Virginia.
From 2016 until 2018 when he assumed his current role, Dwyn served as the Assistant Vice
President for Facilities Operations and Construction (AVPFOC) for Virginia Tech. In that role, he led the Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Operations Engineering, Utilities, Housekeeping, and Construction/Renovations directorships encompassing approximately 400 personnel. Functional areas under his charge included preventive maintenance, repairs, construction/renovations, power plant utilities production and distribution, Hokie Stone quarry operations, grounds maintenance, snow removal, refuse collection and housekeeping.
Prior to joining the Facilities Department at Virginia Tech, Dwyn was the Chief Operating Officer for G.M. Hill Engineering, Inc., a small business/woman-owned design-build firm located in Jacksonville, Florida. Previously, Dwyn was a vice president in the commercial division at Stellar, a Jacksonville-based, fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1984 to 2011 achieving the rank of captain in the Civil Engineer Corps.
Dwyn is a 2013 graduate of “Leadership St. Johns” in St. Augustine/St. Johns County, Florida and served in various leadership roles in the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce prior to his relocation to the New River Valley in 2016.
Dwyn graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and holds a Master of Science of Civil Engineering degree with focus on construction engineering/project management from the University of Texas. He attended the Executive Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and is a registered professional engineer.