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Board of Visitors to hold meeting at Institute for Advanced Learning and Research


BLACKSBURG, Va., June 5, 2006 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly full board meeting on Monday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Avenue, in Danville, Va.

In addition to the full board meeting, the following committee sessions will be held on Monday at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

==> The Academic Affairs Committee will meet in closed session at 8:30 a.m. and will meet in open session at 9 a.m.

==> The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet in closed session at 8 a.m. and will meet in open session at 8:45 a.m.

==> The Finance and Audit Committee will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. and will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m.

==> The Student Affairs Committee will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m.

All committees will adjourn by 11 a.m. at which time a presentation on the institute and tour of the facilities will be held. No public board sessions will be held on Sunday, June 11.

Topics to be discussed during the day-long meeting include proposed faculty tenure policies, establishing two new academic degree programs, the campus master plan, proposed information technologies policies, the 2006-07 university budget, and the adoption of the updated University Strategic Plan.

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is a catalyst for economic and community transformation focused on developing advanced technology and top-notch talent in Southside Virginia. In partnership with Virginia Tech, the institute’s four research centers in unmanned systems, polymers, performance engineering, and horticulture and forestry are central to its mission of economic transformation.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and engagement 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 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.

Directions to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research may be found at their website, http://www.ialr.org/contact.html.