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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

BOV DRAFT minutes

 October 20-21, 2020

Virtual Meeting
Agenda 2020.Final
2020 Attendance List

Online Recordings
BOV Orientation Day One   
BOV Orientation Day Two

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
A Guide to the Freedom of Information Act for Boards of Visitors of Public Institutions of Higher Education
BOV Student Debt Reports 2018-2019 
Public Board Member Orientation Course (Association of Governing Boards, AGB)
AGB Case Study - Shared Governance

Recommended AGB and Other Reading Materials

New! The Virginia Plan for Higher Education - Where We Are Now
New! Insights From SCHEV Early Enrollment Estimates
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 

Speaker Presentations

How Service on the Governing Board of a Public Institution of Higher Education is Unique from All Other Board Service - Henry Stoever
Henry Stoever - AGB Trusteeship
Institutional Finance - Amy Sebring
Financial Considerations & Issues - Sec. Layne
Virginia Budget Process - Michael Maul
A Perfect Storm of Challenges for Virginia Boards: Demographic Change, Economic Uncertainty and Social Unrest Before, During and After a Pandemic
Overcoming Systemic Racism in Higher Education: Toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Other Relevant Materials

Speaker Biographies

2020 Orientation

2019 Orientation

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