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SCHEV is required by the Code of Virginia to conduct educational programs for all recently-appointed members of the governing boards of Virginia's state-supported colleges and universities. The Code of Virginia mandates that all new appointees attend a SCHEV orientation session within their first two years of service. To this end, the agency hosts an event annually for new members of the 14 Boards of Visitors and the State Board for Community Colleges to help them better understand, exercise, and fulfill their important governing responsibilities.

2020 Boards of Visitors Orientation Details

Date: October 20-21, 2020

Virtual Meeting

2020 Planning Committee Members

Fran Bradford, Deputy Secretary of Education
Peter Blake, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Susan Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University
Thaddeus Holloman, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Deb Love, Office of the Attorney General
Kim O'Rourke, Virginia Tech
Kim Parker, Virginia Military Institute
Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
Ramona Taylor, Office of the Attorney General
Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
Pia Trigiani, Longwood University
Katharine Webb, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

2020 Pre-Reading Materials

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) FOIA Video on YouTube
BOV Student Debt Reports 2018-2019 
Public Board Member Orientation Course (Association of Governing Boards, AGB)
AGB Case Study - Shared Governance

Speaker Presentations

Other Relevant Materials


Recommended AGB Materials

AGB Fiduciary Duties
AGB Consequential Boards
AGB Brief-Sunshine Laws
Freedom of Speech on Campus
Higher Education Governing Boards (e-book)
AGB Case Study - Board Member Gone Rogue
AGB Case Study - Campus Activism
AGB Case Study - Frequent Sources of Tension
January 2020 State Policy Brief: State-level Programs for Public Board Members 

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