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Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet March 24 and 25


BLACKSBURG, Va., March 18, 2013 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

On Sunday, March 24, an open information session for all board members will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Latham Ballroom at the Inn at Virginia Tech, and will meet in closed session at 3:30 p.m. The Research Committee will then meet in open session from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Solitude Room, also at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

On Monday, March 25, the following committee sessions 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. followed by an open session at 9 a.m., both to be held in the Drillfield Room.
  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee will tour the Virginia Tech quarry beginning at 7:35 a.m., departing from the lobby of the Inn at Virginia Tech. The committee will then meet in open session at 9:30 a.m. in the Solitude Room. At 11:15 a.m., the committee will meet jointly with the Finance and Audit Committee in open session 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 open session meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Smithfield Room.

At the meeting, the board will receive several reports on topics including the academic degree programs approval process, the promotion and tenure process, faculty compensation, the Diversity Strategic Plan, the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and the 460 Bypass interchange/airport runway extension projects. The board will also consider a resolution on 2013-2014 compensation for graduate assistants and will select the 2013-2014 undergraduate and graduate student representatives to the board.

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.