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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet March 30-31


BLACKSBURG, Va., March 25, 2008 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 31, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

In addition, the board will engage in a special planning retreat on Sunday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech. During this retreat, the board will review the progress-to-date in key strategic areas of the current university strategic plan which covers the period of 2006 to 2012.

Also on Sunday, the Research Committee will meet from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra will be the special guest of the Research Committee at this session.

The following committee sessions will be held on Monday, March 31 (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 will follow at 9 a.m.
  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet in open session at 8 a.m. in the Huckleberry Room, followed by a closed session at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the New River Conference Room. They will reconvene in open session at approximately 9 a.m. in the Huckleberry 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 approximately 8:30 a.m. in the Duckpond Room.
  • The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Smithfield Room and will move to closed session at approximately 8:50 a.m. to conduct interviews for student representatives to the board.

In addition to Saturday’s discussions on the university strategic plan, other topics to be discussed during the two-day meeting include the administrative reorganization of the School of the Arts; a revision to the Employee Assistance Program policy; university closure for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; 2008-09 compensation for graduate assistants; an update on the recommendations from internal and external reports developed in the aftermath of April 16, 2007, and the status of implementation; and the university’s new Succession Management Program.

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.