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Board of Visitors to meet March 25-26


BLACKSBURG, Va., March 19, 2007 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.



On Sunday, March 25, the Selection Committee will meet in closed session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Drillfield Room at The Inn at Virginia Tech. From 2 to 3:15 p.m., the Research Committee will meet in the Draper’s Meadow Room at the Inn. An information session for the full board will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Solitude Room.

The following committee sessions will be held on Monday, March 26 (meetings will be at The Inn at Virginia Tech unless otherwise noted):

• The Academic Affairs Committee will meet in closed session at 8:a.m. in the Drillfield Conference Room; open session will follow at 8:30 a.m. The committee will tour the University Center for Undergraduate Education at Hillcrest Hall at the end of the meeting, returning to The Inn in time for lunch.

• The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of The Inn for a tour of the Corporate Research Center expansion and presentation in the Garvin Building. The committee will meet in closed session at 9 a.m. in the New River Conference Room and will meet in open session at 9:45 a.m. in the Huckleberry Conference Room. The committee will then join the Finance and Audit Committee at 11:15 in the Duckpond Room.

• The Finance and Audit Committee will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. in the 1872 Salon and will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Duckpond Room.

• The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee meets in Open Session at 8:30 a.m. in the Cascades Room.

Among the topics to be discussed during the two day meeting are tuition and fees, compensation for graduate assistantships for the 2007-08 academic year, and several new degree programs.

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.