The Academic Affairs Committees of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold a planning retreat in open session on Saturday, Sept 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Duck Pond Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

The committee met will meet to determine agenda items for its regular Academic Affairs meetings during the upcoming academic year. Potential topics include undergraduate and graduate education, outreach and Extension programs, diversity and inclusion, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process, and academic partnerships with other institutions (including the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Virginia Tech-Georgetown University Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Technology Development and Management).

The next Virginia Tech Board of Visitors full board meeting is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 in Blacksburg.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and engagement activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.

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