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Beamer BOV Resolution Photo, 2015 Head Football Coach Frank Beamer received a special resolution of appreciation from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors at their meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015.

Student Leaders, Presidential Scholarship Recipients, Student Veterans, and Representatives from the Muslim Student Association

2015 BOV Student Brunch Members of the Board of Visitors and administration met with student leaders, recipients of the Presidential Scholarship, student veterans, and representatives from the Muslim Student Association at a brunch on Sunday, November 8, 2015, 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.


2015-16 Board of Visitors Photo Front Row (left to right): William D. “Bill” Fairchild III; Deborah L. Petrine - Rector; Timothy D. Sands - President; James L. Chapman IV - Vice Rector; Michael J. Quillen. Middle Row (left to right): Walter D. “Dan” Cook III - Staff Representative; Mehmood S. Kazmi; Keith “B.K.” Fulton; Charles T. “C. T.” Hill; Morgan Sykes - Undergraduate Student Representative; Mohammed S. Seyam - Graduate Student Representative. Back Row (left to right): Horacio A. Valeiras; Dennis H. Treacy; Nancy V. Dye, M.D.; Rami A. Dalloul - Faculty Representative; Steve Sturgis; J. Thomas Ryan, M.D.; Wayne H. Robinson. Not pictured: Mehul P. Sanghani. Jim Stroup 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).


Open Session materials for the special Buildings and Grounds committee meeting November 20, 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