Board of Visitors to meet Nov. 6-7

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 1, 2005 – 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.

The following sessions will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6 and Monday, Nov. 7:

Sunday, Nov. 6 (all meetings held Sunday will be at The Inn at Virginia Tech unless otherwise noted)

==> 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: The Special Committee on Research will meet in the Smithfield Conference Room (top floor)

==> 3 to 4:30 p.m.: An information session for the full board will be held in the Solitude Conference Room (top floor). A tour of the Donaldson Brown Graduate Life Center will take place immediately following the information session.

Monday, Nov. 7 (All committee meetings held Monday morning will be at The Inn at Virginia Tech.)

==> The Academic Affairs Committee will convene for breakfast with a small group of graduate students from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. in the Latham Ballroom. The committee meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Drillfield Room.

==> The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet in closed session at 8 a.m. in the New River Conference Room and will meet in open session at 8:45 a.m. in the Huckleberry Conference Room.

==> The Finance and Audit Committee will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. in the 1872 Salon (main floor) and will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Duckpond Room.

==> The Student Affairs Committee will have breakfast with student leaders from the Commission on Student Affairs in the Old Guard Dinning Room from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Cascades Room.

Among the topics to be discussed are a revised policy on research extended appointments; approving and adopting the Higher Education Restructuring Act management agreement, board policies and performance measures; delegating contract approval authorization; employment contract term limits; the naming of a university facility; and exemplary department awards.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.