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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet August 27-28


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2006 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, August 28, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

In addition, an information session for the full board is scheduled on Sunday, August 27, in the Solitude Conference Room at The Inn at Virginia Tech from 5 to 6 p.m. The Research Committee will also meet on Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Drillfield Conference Room at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The following committee sessions will be held on Monday, August 28 (meetings will be at The Inn at Virginia Tech unless otherwise noted):

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

==> The Buildings and Grounds Committee will depart at 8 a.m. from the lobby of The Inn at Virginia Tech for a tour of the Donaldson Brown Graduate Life Center. They will return to the inn to meet in closed session from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the New River Conference Room, followed by open session at 10 a.m. in the Huckleberry Room.

==> The Finance and Audit Committee will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. in the Old Guard Salon and will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Duckpond Room.

==> The Student Affairs Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Cascades Conference Room.

Among the topics to be discussed during the two day meeting are university debt capacity, budget amendments, textbook sales policy, and base budget adequacy.

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.