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Student Leaders, Presidential Scholarship Recipients and Student Veterans

2014 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, and student veterans at a brunch on Sunday, November 9, 2014, 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.


2014-15 Board of Vistors Photo The 2014-2015 Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Front Row (left to right): Cordel L. Faulk; Ashley Francis - Graduate Student Representative; Deborah L. Petrine - Rector; Timothy D. Sands - President; James L. Chapman IV - Vice Rector; William D. “Bill” Fairchild III. Middle Row (left to right): Walter D. “Dan” Cook III - Staff Representative; Austin Larrowe - Undergraduate Student Representative; Mehul P. Sanghani; Bernice L. Hausman - Faculty Representative; Keith “B.K.” Fulton; Steve Sturgis; Michael J. Quillen. Back Row (left to right):Dennis H. Treacy; John C. Lee IV; Wayne H. Robinson; Horacio A. Valeiras; Nancy V. Dye, M.D.; J. Thomas Ryan, M.D. Logan Wallace photo


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).


Materials for the upcoming meeting.


Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2015:

  • August 30-31, 2015 (Meeting location will be in Northern Virginia)
  • November 8-9, 2015

Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2016:

  • March 20-21, 2016
  • June 5-6, 2016
  • August 28-29, 2016
  • November 6-7, 2016


Deborah Petrine, Rector

Contact Us

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

Board membership contact information