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Council to meet March 18-19 in Blacksburg; joined by Frank Beamer and Student Advisory Committee

by Elizabeth Liverman | Mar 13, 2019

 Laura Osberger
(804) 786-2323 (o) or (804) 387-5191 (m)

March 13, 2019

For Immediate Release

RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting March 18-19 in Blacksburg. The meeting also includes remarks from former Virginia Tech football coach, Frank Beamer and a presentation from SCHEV's Student Advisory Committee.

The Council’s Academic Affairs and Resources and Planning committees will meet Monday, March 18 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech (901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060). Topics include actions on the provisional certification of Virginia Business College, an audit of Virginia International University and institutions' implementation of a license plate scholarship program. Council also will take action on two proposed academic programs: a bachelor of arts degree in communication and digital studies at the University of Mary Washington and a master of public safety degree in public safety at the University of Virginia.

Other items include reviews of proposed policies and guidelines for institutional financial aid award letters, system-wide operating budget amendments, a report on 2017-18 degree completions, graduate outcomes survey, the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap and more.

The Council will convene its regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 in the Cascades Room (#309) at The Inn at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech President, Timothy Sands will present remarks.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg
2:00 – 3:50 p.m.        Academic Resources Committee (Solitude Room, #307)
2:00 – 3:50 p.m.        Resources and Planning Committee (Cascades Room, #309)
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.        Educational Session: Mr. Frank Beamer (Cascades Room, #309)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg
Cascades Room, #309
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Council Meeting

Full agenda and meeting materials are available on the SCHEV website.

Media resources including news advisories and releases are available at www.schev.edu/media.


The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. With The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, SCHEV is dedicated to making Virginia the best-educated state by 2030. For more on The Virginia Plan, please visit schev.edu/TheVirginiaPlan.

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