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.
Middle Row (left to right): Kim O’Rourke – Secretary; Preston M. White; L. Chris Petersen; Mehul P. Sanghani; Sharon Brickhouse Martin; Tamarah Smith – Staff Representative; Charles T. “C. T.” Hill; Anna L. James
Back Row (left to right): Edward H. “Ed” Baine; Jeffrey E. Veatch; D. Ryan King – Graduate Student Representative; John B. Ferris – Faculty Representative; Greta J. Harris; Dennis H. Treacy
Dan Mirolli photo
Agee and Treacy: Transforming Southwest Virginia: Higher education must lead, Roanoke Times
Dennis H. Treacy and G. Gilmer Minor III column: A year of great progress, and more work to do
G. Gilmer Minor III & Dennis H. Treacy column: GROWTH4VA seeks to build partnership for higher ed
Petrine: Efficiency and affordability go hand-in-hand, Roanoke Times
Call for Student RepresentativesThe Board of Visitors is looking for the 2020-2021 Student Representatives. To learn more and apply, click below!
Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2019-2020: