Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet March 23 and 24
March 17, 2014
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.
On Sunday, March 23, an open information session will be held for all board members from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. in Latham Ballroom at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The Research Committee will then meet in open session from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Solitude Room, also at the Inn at Virginia Tech.
On Monday, March 24, the following committee sessions will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech:
- The Academic Affairs Committee will meet in closed session at 8 a.m.in the Drillfield Room, followed by an open session at 8:45 a.m. at the same location.
- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will depart from the Inn at Virginia Tech at 7:40 a.m. to tour the Davidson Hall project currently under construction. The committee will then meet in open session at 10:15 a.m. in the Solitude Room. Buildings and Grounds will then join the Finance and Audit Committee in open session at 11:15 a.m. 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 9 a.m. in the Duck Pond Room.
- The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in open session at 9 a.m. in the Smithfield Room.
During the two-day meeting, the board will consider resolutions to establish three new Bachelor of Science degree programs and to move forward on the planning (two), construction (one), and financing (one) of four capital projects.
The board will not consider a resolution for 2014-2015 tuition and fees at this meeting and will do so later this spring. The university’s budget and tuition and fee rates are dependent on the state budget, which was not yet completed as the university was preparing financial materials for board members. Gov. McAuliffe has called for a special session of the General Assembly to resolve the state budget beginning March 24. Once the state budget is finalized, additional time will be needed for the university to finalize its own budget and its potential impact on next year’s tuition and fees.
More information may be found at the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors website.
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