Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is the governing authority for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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About the Board

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About the Board

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 five non-voting representatives to the board, representing A/P faculty, faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Full Board meetings will be livestreamed. Information for viewing will be provided closer to the meeting date.

Apr 3


Apr 8-9


Jun 10-11


Aug 26-28


Nov 18-19


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email or call (540) 231-6232 prior to the event.

Latest News

Graduate student Emily Tirrell reflects on working with the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors


Tirrell studies clinical neuroscience with a focus on nerve pathways and transmission. A desire to help graduate students and improve life at Virginia Tech led to her application to be one of two student representatives on the board.

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In memoriam: James Bennett, served two years on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors


Bennett, who between 1984-86 served two consecutive one-year terms as the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services ex officio member on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, died Jan. 24 in Red House, Virginia.

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Contact Us

Ms. Kim O'Rourke

Secretary of the Board of Visitors

319 Burruss Hall (0125)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061