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Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors (BOV) is the governing body for Virginia State University. Pursuant to §§ 23.1-1301 through 23.1-1310 and §§ 23.1‑2702 through 23.1-2705 of the Code of Virginia, the Board is responsible for the management of funds and approval of an annual budget, as well as controlling and expending the funds of the University that relate to appropriations, appointing the University President, setting student tuition, mandatory fees and other necessary charges, and oversight of University affairs. 

The 15 member Board of Visitors  assemble on campus for quarterly scheduled meetings to discuss strategic planning and budgeting, student and academic affairs, endowment management, resources and governance, auditing, and facilities management. The members also participate in annual and special events on and off campus. 

2019-2020 Meeting Schedule




New Member Orientation &

Annual Retreat

August 8-9, 2019

Gateway Dining & Event Center

September Meeting

September 13, 2019

(One Day Session)

Gateway Dining & Event Center

November Meeting

November 14-15, 2019

Gateway Dining & Event Center

February Meeting

February 7, 2020

(One Day Session)

Gateway Dining & Event Center

April Meeting

April 23-24, 2020

Gateway Dining & Event Center

Contact the Board of Visitors

Annie C. Redd, Ed.D.
Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board
Virginia Hall
Box 9001
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Dr.
Petersburg, VA 23806
Phone: (804) 524-3340
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