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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet Aug. 28-29 in Arlington


BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2011 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will meet Sunday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Aug. 29 at the new Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington at 900 North Glebe Road in Arlington, Va.

All meeting locations during the two day event will be held at the new university center which officially opened in June. The seven-floor, 144,000-square-foot facility will further the university’s mission to expand its research portfolio in the National Capital Region.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, the Research Committee will meet in open session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Ballston Room.

The Academic Affairs Committee will meet in both open and closed session from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Vienna Room. The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet in both open and closed session from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 3-024. The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in open session at from 2 to 4:30 p.m. the Farragut West Room. The Finance and Audit Committee will meet from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in both the East and West Falls Church Room (open session) and the Smithsonian Room (closed session).

From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the full board will meet in open session in the Ballston Room for a presentation on the university’s six-year plan.

On Monday, Aug. 29, the full board will meet from 8 a.m. to noon in open session in the East and West Falls Church Room for strategic planning session.

The full board will hold its full board meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the East and West Falls Church Room. The board will conclude its meeting approximately 4 p.m.

In addition to discussions on the six-year plan and strategic planning, the board will consider resolutions to amend the Faculty Handbook and the Hokie (student) Handbook, to purchase a 25-acre parcel of land for the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and to authorize the university to move forward with the planning of a propulsion laboratory project for the College of Engineering.

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

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.