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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet Nov. 6-7


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 4, 2011 – Editor's note: The location of the Academic Affairs Committee breakfast meeting on Monday, Nov. 7 has changed to Room 2323 in Ambler Johnson Residential College and the location of the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee breakfast meeting also on Monday has changed to Room 2325 Ambler Johnson Residential College.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 31, 2011 -- The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, several meetings have been scheduled. The Executive Committee will meet in closed session from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the New River Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech. From 12:45 to 1:15 p.m., the full board will tour the university’s new Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center. The tour will be followed by an information session for the full board in the center’s main auditorium from 1:15 to 4 p.m. The board will then meet in closed session beginning at 4 p.m. to discuss litigation issues.

Later on Sunday, the Research Committee will meet in open session from 4:45 to 6 p.m. in the Solitude Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

On Monday, Nov. 7, the following committee sessions will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech unless otherwise noted:

  • The Academic Affairs Committee will have a breakfast meeting and orientation session in Room 2315 of Ambler Johnson Residential College at 7:15 a.m., followed by a tour of the new residential college. At 9:30 a.m., the committee will meet jointly with the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee in open session in the Drillfield Room of the Inn at Virginia Tech. Academic Affairs will then meet in closed session at 10:45 a.m. in the Drillfield Room, followed by an open session at 11 a.m. at the same location.
  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Inn at Virginia Tech to tour campus. The committee will then meet in open session at 10 a.m. in Solitude 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 will also tour Ambler Johnston Residential College, preceded by breakfast with student leaders (by invitation only) in Room 1406 starting at 7:15 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., the committee will meet in open session in the Smithfield Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

During the two-day meeting, the board will receive reports on the University Strategic Plan, the Grow by Degrees initiative, the university’s long-range plan development, and academic advising programs. The board will also consider resolutions on new graduate degree programs on nuclear engineering.

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