Virginia Tech Board of Visitors to meet March 27-28
March 21, 2011
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.
On Sunday, March 27, board members will tour the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, located at Two Riverside Drive in Roanoke, beginning at 10 a.m.
Following the tour, the Research Committee will meet in open session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in Room R-1059.
In addition, the following committee sessions will be held on Monday, March 28. All meetings 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. and will meet in open session at 8:45 a.m., both meetings will be in the Drillfield Room.
- The Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Solitude Room. The committee will then join the Finance and Audit Committee at 11:30 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 8:30 a.m. in the Duck Pond Room.
- The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Smithfield Room.
During the two-day meeting, the board will receive reports on the Diversity Strategic Plan, the Institutional Plan for New Undergraduate Degrees, and the scholarship program expenditure plan. The will also consider resolutions to endorse passenger rail service extension to the New River Valley and 2012-2018 Capital Outlay Plan.
The board will not consider a resolution for 2011-2012 tuition and fees at this meeting and will do so later this spring. The university’s budget and tuition and fee rates are highly dependent on the state budget, which was coming to light as the university was preparing financial materials for board members. 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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