Board of Visitors
What We Do
The Board of Visitors is the governing authority for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The Board is composed of 14 members, 13 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The 14th member is the President of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services, who serves ex officio. In addition, there are four non-voting representatives to the board, representing faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students.
Public Comment on Tuition and FeesVirginia Tech will hold a workshop with public comment period when any type of tuition increase is proposed. The Board of Visitors is now receiving comments. Prior to the workshop, review the Proposed Tuition and Fee Changes and Public Comment Guidelines.
Assembly Hall at Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Back Row (left to right): Greta J. Harris; Eric K. Kaufman – Faculty Representative; Timothy D. Sands – President; Shelley S. Barlow; Edward H. "Ed" Baine; Horacio A. Valeiras – Rector; Preston M. White; Melissa B. Nelson; Carrie H. Chenery
Dan Mirolli photo
In memoriam: W.S. “Pete” White Jr., alumnus, benefactor, and former rector of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors
White was a devoted alumnus of Virginia Tech, serving on its Board of Visitors from 1981 until 1989, culminating with his appointment as rector.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2001, Charney made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering through his work in the general area of structural engineering in the specific areas of structural analysis, structural behavior, seismic engineering, and wind engineering.
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