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Board of Visitors to meet March 13-14


BLACKSBURG, Va., March 7, 2005 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

Board committees will meet earlier that morning at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center (DBHCC) unless otherwise noted:

==> The Academic Affairs Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room F.

==> The Building and Grounds Committee meets in closed session at 8 a.m. in the Board Room and meets in open session at 8:45 a.m. in Conference Room A.

==> The Finance and Audit meets in closed session at 7:30 a.m. in the Private Dining Room and meets in open session 8:30 a.m. in the Executive Conference Room.

==> The Student Affairs Committee meets at 7 a.m. in the lobby for a walking tour of campus and informal breakfast at Deet's Place (Dietrick Dining Center) and meets in open session at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room C.

Topics to be discussed include: a statement of commitment to a diverse and inclusive community, the establishment of a new master's degree in building/construction science and management, 2005-06 tuition and fees, 2005-06 compensation for graduate assistantships, the 2006-2012 capital outlay plan, and a resolution authorizing negotiation of a comprehensive management agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

On Sunday, March 13, the Selection Committee meets in closed session from 9 to 11 a.m. to interview candidates for student representatives to the board in DBHCC Conference Room C. From 11 a.m. to noon, the Special Committee on Research meets in DBHCC Executive Conference Room. From 1:30 to 4 p.m., the board members will attend an information session at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech's eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.



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