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Student Leaders, Presidential Scholarship Recipients, Student Veterans  and Undergraduate Research Students Brunch

2013 BOV Student Brunch Members of the Board of Visitors and administration met with student leaders from the Commission on Student Affairs, recipients of the Presidential Scholarship, student veterans, and undergraduate research students at a brunch on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

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. 

Learn more about our mission, bylaws, and membership.


2013-14 Board of Visitors Photo The 2013-14 Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. First Row (left to right):Suzanne Obenshain, Michael J. Quillen (Rector), Charles W. Steger (President), Deborah L. Petrine (Vice Rector), Cordel L. Faulk. Second Row (left to right): Nancy V. Dye, M.D., William B. Holtzman, John C. Lee, IV, John G. Rocovich, Jr., J. Thomas Ryan, M.D., Nick Warrington (Graduate Student Representative). Third Row (left to right):Joe Merola (Faculty Representative), Erica Wood (Undergraduate Student Representative), William D. “Bill” Fairchild, III, Steve Sturgis, James L. Chapman, IV, B. Keith “B.K.” Fulton, Sue A. Teel (Staff Representative). Not Pictured: Dennis H. Treacy

Materials for the upcoming meeting.

Scheduled 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 (always on Monday).

Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2014:

  • September 14-15, 2014
  • November 9-10, 2014

Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2015:

  • March 29-30, 2015
  • May 31-June 1, 2015
  • August 30-31, 2015
  • November 8-9, 2015

Presidential Search Committee Meeting Dates


Deborah Petrine, Rector

Contact Us

Ms. Kim O'Rourke
210 Burruss Hall (0131)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-6231

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