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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet Nov. 7-8


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 1, 2010 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

On Sunday, Nov. 7, board members will be offered a campus tour, departing the Inn at Virginia Tech at 9:45 a.m. Later that day, three open meetings will be held at the Inn. The Executive Committee will meet from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the New River Room. An information session for all board members will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Latham Ballroom, and the Research Committee will meet from 4:45 to 6 p.m. in the Solitude Room.

In addition, the following committee sessions will be held on Monday, Nov. 8. All meetings will be held 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 Room.
  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet in open session at 9 a.m. in the Solitude Room. The committee will join the Finance and Audit Committee at 11 a.m. in the Duck Pond 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 Duck Pond Room.
  • The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Inn at Virginia Tech for a campus tour, followed by an open session at 9 a.m. at 198 McComas Hall.

During the two-day meeting, the board will receive an update on the University Strategic Plan and the Center for the Arts strategic plan, and review design plans of the Signature Engineering Building. They will also consider resolutions on the University Building Official Office policy, the use of Hokie Stone in future building and renovation projects, and a campus fiber optic improvement project.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

 More information may be found at the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors website.