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

Board committees will meet that morning at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center (unless otherwise noted):

* The Academic Affairs Committee meets at 8:30 a.m., Conference Room F.

* The Building and Grounds Committee meets in closed session at 8 a.m. in the Board Room and in open session at 8:45 a.m. in Conference Room A.

* The Finance and Audit will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. in the Private Dining Room and at 8:30 a.m. in open session in the Executive Conference Room.

* The Student Affairs Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the Dietrick Hall (D2) Private Dining Room to tour the recently renovated facility, and the open meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Topics under consideration are: a collaboration agreement between Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, Baltimore; financial performance reports; and approvals to execute banking and security agreements.

The Special Committee on Research will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center Executive Conference Room on Sunday, Nov. 7. The full board will hold an information session Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Torgersen Board Room.

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.