In open session, the Executive Committee will consider a resolution to update the Student Code of Conduct and university policies to incorporate the new Title IX regulations that go into effect Aug. 14.
Kaufman, a professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, is president of the Faculty Senate. Smith, who has been at Tech since 1988 and is business operations specialist with the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, is president of the Staff Senate.
The school supersedes the university’s already award-winning Department of Communication, which has graduated more than 6,000 specialists in public relations, communication studies, and multimedia journalism.
Camellia Pastore and Sabrina Sturgeon will represent undergraduate and graduate students, respectively, on the Virginia Tech Boards of Visitors during the 2020-21 academic year. They began their terms on July 1.
Seleem, whose research has been dedicated to bacteriology, bacterial pathogenesis, and antimicrobial drug discovery, will lead the veterinary college's efforts in building infectious disease research capacity and will contribute to Virginia Tech's long-term research goals.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1995, Ahmadian has been a pioneer in the field of advanced technologies for improving road and rail transportation safety, efficiency, and comfort both in industry and academia.
Kingston, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science and a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1971, made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation, drug development, and natural products research.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1999, Scoggins shared her expertise on ornamental plant production, landscape practices, and hops at the local, state, and national level, giving numerous presentations and serving on boards and committees of green industry and gardening organizations.
The director of planning and reporting, professional development, and civil rights compliance in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech has been conferred the title of director emeritus by the Board of Visitors.
Kiwus, who has served as Virginia Tech’s associate vice president and chief facilities officer since 2014, will focus on the care of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area; research and agricultural facilities throughout the commonwealth; and the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1994, Tegarden made significant contributions to academia through her work on technology innovation, focusing on technology decisions linked to firm survival and performance in emerging technology contexts.
Reflecting the uncertainty of the full impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on university resources, the preliminary budget for 2020-21 will be based on the current 2019-20 base operating budget, adjusted to include revenue contingencies and a 5 percent budget reduction in the university budget.
If approved by the full board at its June 2 meeting, tuition will remain at $11,420 annually for Virginia undergraduate students for the third consecutive year. Tuition for nonresident students will remain at $29,960.