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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet Aug. 24-25


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 18, 2008 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

In addition, an orientation session for new board members will be held Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Solitude Conference Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The Research Committee will meet in open session later than afternoon at 4:45 p.m. in the Smithfield Conference Room, also at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

The following committee sessions will be held on Monday, Aug. 25 (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. and will meet in open session at 9 a.m., both meetings will be in the Drillfield Conference Room.
  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee will depart from the lobby of the inn for a tour of the recently renovated Litton-Reaves Hall at 7:30 a.m., and will return to the Inn by 8:30 a.m. The committee will meet in closed session at 8:30 a.m. in the New River Room and will meet in open session at 9 a.m. in the Huckleberry Conference Room. They will join the Finance and Audit Committee in open session in the Duck Pond Room at 11:15 a.m.
  • 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 Duck Pond Room.
  • The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Smithfield Room.

The board will consider, among other items, a new Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Technologies, proposed General Assembly budget amendment requests, and new human resource policies for staff.

Three new members selected by Gov. Timothy Kaine will join the board at the August meeting: Freddy Cobb of the City of Richmond, owner of Cobb Technologies; Douglas R. Fahl of Loudoun County, executive vice president of Dewberry and Davis LLC; and Calvin D. Jamison of the City of Richmond, vice president for business affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Beverley English Dalton of Campbell County, owner of English Construction, was reappointed to the board and will serve a second four year team.