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Boomer BOV Resolution Virginia Tech K-9 Officer, Boomer, and his handler, Officer Larry Wooddell were presented a Proclamation of Appreciation at the Board Meeting on March 21, 2016. The pair will retire together on April 1, 2016. (Pictured Left to Right: President Timothy Sands, Officer Wooddell, Officer Boomer, and Rector Deborah Petrine.)


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.


BOV 2016-17 Group Photo Front Row (left to right): Deborah L. Petrine; Dennis H. Treacy – Vice-Rector; Timothy D. Sands - President; James L. Chapman IV - Rector; Greta J. Harris Middle Row (left to right): Mehmood S. Kazmi; Mehul P. Sanghani; Montasir M. Abbas – Faculty Representative; L. Chris Petersen; Tara Reel – Graduate Student Representative; Gabriel Cohen - Undergraduate Student Representative Back Row (left to right): Alex B. Parrish - Staff Representative; Charles T. “C. T.” Hill; Steve Sturgis; Thanassis Rikakis – Executive Vice President and Provost, Jeffrey E. Veatch; J. Thomas Ryan; Michael J. Quillen; Wayne H. Robinson. Not pictured: Horacio A. Valeiras 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).

Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2016:

  • November 6-7, 2016

Board of Visitors meeting dates for 2017:

  • April 2-3, 2017
  • June 4-5, 2017
  • September 10-11, 2017
  • November 5-6, 2017


James Chapman, Rector

Contact Us

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

Board membership contact information