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Contact:  Kirsten Nelson
(804) 225-2627
For Immediate Release

March 6, 2009

SCHEV Announces Agenda for March 10 Meeting


RICHMONDThe State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold a regular business meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The meeting will take place on the third floor of the L. Douglas Wilder Building on the Virginia State University campus in Petersburg.  

Following remarks from Virginia State University President Eddie Moore, the Council members will be updated on 2009 legislation and budget actions. Council will then take action on domicile guideline recommendations and academic program productivity/viability review. Council members will also consider a total of five degree program proposals, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Game Design from George Mason University and a Master of Information Security Assurance from Virginia Tech. Additionally, the Council will take action on the National School of Nursing & Allied Health and the University of North America, two private institutions seeking certification to operate in Virginia.

The Council business meeting follows a briefing session on global competitiveness that will take place on Monday, March 9 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on the second floor of the L. Douglas Wilder Building. Council will hear from several experts regarding global competitiveness and how it impacts the Commonwealth.

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 Virginia colleges and universities on higher education issues. Agenda materials for the SCHEV meeting are available at
For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Government Relations and Communications, at or (804) 225-2627.


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