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.

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Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all full Board of Visitors meetings are held at the Torgersen Board Room and all regular committee meetings are held at The Inn at Virginia Tech. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email vppg@vt.edu or call (540) 231-6232 prior to the event.

Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2021-2022:

Latest News

  • Brian Katen honored with emeritus status

    06/30/2022

    A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1997, Katen’s scholarship has included work on the documentation of Virginia’s African American landscapes and landscapes of memory shaped by segregation and Jim Crow-era policies, laws, and social conventions.

  • James B. Campbell honored with emeritus status

    06/30/2022

    A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1976, Campbell made significant contributions to geographical scholarship and was a pioneer researcher in remote sensing technology.

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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
Phone: (540) 231-6232
E-mail: bov@vt.edu