Among the actions taken, the board approved a resolution to demolish Femoyer Hall, a 35,500-gross-square-foot facility constructed in 1949. In addition, board members toured the new Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC research facility in Roanoke, the Virginia Tech School of Medicine, and new dairy facilities at Kentland Farm.
Filz, the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of Charles E. Via Jr. Professor Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Williges made significant contributions to research on human-computer interaction, computer-based training procedures, human factors research methodology, technology for computer users with disabilities, human factors engineering in manufacturing, and emerging human-computer interfaces involving visualization and computer-based conferencing.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1976, Schubert initiated and was a leader and active participant in Virginia Tech's Solar Decathlon competitions. He also served for 22 years as the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ associate dean for research.
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.
A board-certified diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) and a member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Scarratt provided veterinary support for research projects that helped advance the understanding of infectious diseases affecting food animals.
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.
During his 44-year long career at Virginia Tech, Myers received numerous teaching and research awards, authored more than six textbooks (one in several languages), directly advised 42 doctoral students, and mentored many more, including his own children, Billy and Julie.