Meet Mr. Fleet: Anthony Dove
Working at Virginia Tech since April 11, 2013
Tucked away on the southeast corner of campus behind Lane Stadium and adjacent to the Marching Virginians practice facility, Anthony Dove is one of seven Virginia Tech employees who manage the university’s fleet of approximately 300 state vehicles. Students and employees can rent these vehicles, which range from cars to trucks to vans to buses, on a daily, monthly, or long term basis.
As a service scheduler and dispatcher for the department, Dove works to make sure that students and employees can get where they need to go.
Q: What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
A: I handle DMV records for all of the Virginia Tech vehicles, the scheduling of our shuttle service back and forth to the Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, the scheduling of any specialty bus trips for any of the departments in the university, and make sure that everything in the office runs smoothly.
Q: How did you come to work here?
A: I worked for Advance Auto Parts for 13 years, but then my job was outsourced to IBM, and they outsourced it to their India plant. I ended up floating around a couple part-time jobs until I found this one, and then I’ve been here ever since. My favorite part of my job is that it’s never the same. It’s always changing every day. It’s a fun environment, working here.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I go bowling three or four nights per week and I play golf.
Written by Steve Barnett, a 2015 multimedia journalism graduate currently studying public relations.
First Published: February 21, 2017