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Media Advisory: Council Meeting March 21-22

by Elizabeth Liverman | Mar 22, 2016
March 18, 2016

RICHMOND —The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will hold meetings of its Executive, Resources and Planning, and Academic Affairs committees beginning at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point. Members will discuss proposed new programs at Virginia Tech (neuroscience) and George Mason University (master of laws). After the meeting, members will tour VIMS and have dinner at the College of William & Mary.

Council will hold its regular business meeting 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the College of William & Mary’s Matoaka Woods Conference Room.

Following remarks by Taylor Reveley, president of the College of William & Mary, SCHEV Director Peter Blake will give his report.

The agenda also includes updates on progress toward the initiatives of The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, the Commonwealth’s strategic plan for postsecondary education adopted by the council.

Agenda materials for the council meeting are available on the SCHEV website at

SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the governor and General Assembly, and is a resource for information on higher education issues. With The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, its strategic plan, SCHEV aims to make Virginia the best-educated state in the nation by 2030.

For more information, contact Greg Weatherford, associate for communications and outreach, at (804) 786-2323 or

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