OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION

Fran Bradford

Location:
1111 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 786-1151
Purpose:
The Secretary of Education assists the Governor in the development and implementation of the state's education policy. The Education Secretariat provides guidance to the 16 public universities, the Virginia Community College System, five higher education and research centers, the Department of Education, and the state supported museums.
Secretary Fran Bradford
Former Secretary Atif Qarni
Deputy Secretary Kathy Burcher
Deputy Secretary Holly Coy
Assistant Secretary Tori Noles
Executive Assistant Hala Al-tinawi
Assistant Secretary of Early Childhood Education David Cary
Christopher Newport University
Location:
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, Virginia 23606-3072
Tel. (757) 594-7000 ? Fax (757) 594-7804
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-1400
Purpose:
The mission of Christopher Newport University is to provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit CNU students, the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

Web Site:
Department of Education
Location:
Physical Address
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Tel. (804) 225-2023
Code Reference:
§ 22.1-2
Purpose:
To provide leadership and supervision for a system of quality education appropriate to the individual needs of students.

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Location:
714 Woodis Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Tel. (757) 446-5800
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3001
Purpose:
Eastern Virginia Medical School is established as a public instrumentality, public body politic and corporate, and political subdivision of the Commonwealth. The primary offices and facilities of the Medical School shall be located in the Hampton Roads area of the Commonwealth.

Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
Location:
1290 Richmond Avenue
P.O. Box 810
Staunton, Virginia 2440
Tel. (540) 332-7850
Fax (540) 332-9989
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3201
Purpose:
To develop and maintain an outdoor museum in order to commemorate the contribution which the pioneers and colonial frontiersmen of the 18th and 19th centuries made to the creation and development of the United States of America.
George Mason University
Location:
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Tel. (703) 993-1000
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-1500
Purpose:
George Mason University (GMU) is Virginia's largest public research university with 34,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students.

Gunston Hall
Location:
10709 Gunston Road
Mason Neck, Virginia 22079
Tel. (703) 550-9220 Fax (703) 550-9480
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3204
Purpose:
Gunston Hall on the Potomac is the former home of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Location:
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
150 Slayton Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24540
Tel. (434) 766-6700
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3107
Purpose:
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) serves as a regional catalyst for economic transformation. The mission will be accomplished through applied research, advanced learning, and economic development.
James Madison University
Location:
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
Tel. (540) 568-3705
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-1600
Purpose:
James Madison University is a comprehensive university offering programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Location:
P.O. Box 1607
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3206
Purpose:
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (the Foundation) is established as an educational institution to administer certain historical museums and such related programs as may be established by the board of trustees.
Library of Virginia
Location:
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000
Tel. (804) 692-3500
Code Reference:
§ 42.1-1
Purpose:
To manage a general reference and research library which is the official depository of state documents and a repository of local and federal documents; provide direction, assistance, and counsel to all libraries in the Commonwealth, to all communities which may propose to establish libraries, and to all persons interested in public libraries; administer and distribute state and federal library funds; contract with other states, regions or districts for the purpose of cooperative library services; conduct a program of records management for official state and local records; edit and publish original documents on deposit in the archives; and control, preserve, and make accessible the state's historically valuable records.
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Location:
21 Starling Drive
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Tel. (276) 634-4141, Fax (276) 634-4199
Code Reference:
§ 10.1-2000
Purpose:
To investigate, preserve, and exhibit elements of the natural history of Virginia, the United States, and the world; foster an understanding of how man and the earth have evolved; encourage the study of and research in natural history; establish a state museum where specimens can be properly housed, cared for, cataloged, and studied; and coordinate an efficient network to facilitate use of the material of the museum, its branches, Virginia's institutions of higher education, and other museums.
Longwood University
Location:
201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909-1800
Tel. (434) 395-2000
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-1700
Purpose:
Longwood University is a coeducational public institution offeringmore than 100 majors, minors and concentrations. Graduate programs include business, education, English, sociology and communication sciences & disorders.
New College Institute
Location:
191 Fayette St.
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Tel. (276) 403-5600
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3111
Purpose:
New College Institute (NCI) is a state-funded educational entity that provides access to bachelor's degree completion programs, master's degrees, teacher endorsement programs, teacher recertification courses, and more through partnerships with colleges and universities. NCI strives to be accessible and convenient for students of all ages. Our staff, faculty, and board members are all committed to making NCI a premier educational facility for students, businesses, and the community at large.
Norfolk State University
Location:
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
Tel. (757) 823-8600
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-1900
Purpose:
Norfolk State University (NSU) is committed to transforming students' lives through exemplary teaching, research and service.
Old Dominion University
Location:
511 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0015
Tel. (757) 683-3000
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2000
Purpose:
Old Dominion University (ODU), located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a dynamic public research institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement.
Radford University
Location:
Post Office Box 6910
Radford, Virginia 24142
Tel. (540) 831-5401
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2100
Purpose:
Radford University offers 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and two certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 10 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate.
Richard Bland College
Location:
11301 Johnson Road
South Prince George, Virginia 23805
Tel. (804) 862-6100
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2806
Purpose:
As an extension of William & Mary, Richard Bland College is in the vanguard of learning-outcomes based liberal arts education for university transfer and a model for testing and applying outcomes-driven solutions in higher education.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Location:
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street 10th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 225-2600
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-200
Purpose:
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) helps policymakers, college administrators, and other concerned leaders work cooperatively and constructively to advance educational excellence.

The College of William and Mary
Location:
Sadler Center
200 Stadium Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2800
Purpose:
Founded in 1693, The College of William and Mary is the second oldest continuously operating college in the United States.
The Science Museum of Virginia
Location:
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Tel. (804) 864-1400
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3210
Purpose:
The purpose of the Science Museum of Virginia is to improve the public understanding and application of science and technology.
University of Mary Washington
Location:
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5358
Tel. (540) 654-1000
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-1800
Purpose:
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) is one of Virginia's public liberal arts universities, providing an education that inspires and enables our students to make positive changes in the world.

University of Virginia
Location:
Post Office Box 400222
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4222
Tel. (434) 924-0311
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2200
Purpose:
The University of Virginia (UVA) is a public institution of higher learning founded by Thomas Jefferson and guided by his founding vision of discovery and innovation and the development of the full potential of talented students from all walks of life. The University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world by developing responsible citizen leaders and professionals, advancing, preserving and disseminating knowledge and providing world-class patient care.

Virginia Commission for the Arts
Location:
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 330
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 225-3132
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3222
Purpose:
The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location:
910 West Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2512
Tel. (804) 828-0100
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2300
Purpose:
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia.
Virginia Community College System
Location:
Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23236
Tel. (804) 819-4901
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2901
Purpose:
Virginia's Community Colleges were created in 1966 to address Virginia's unmet needs in higher education and workforce training. The mission statement of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is: We give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.

The Code of Virginia identifies the duties of the VCCS, including the duty to serve as “the state agency with primary responsibility for coordinating workforce training at the postsecondary through the associate degree level, exclusive of the career and technical education programs provided through and administered by the public school system.
Virginia Military Institute
Location:
319 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450
Tel. (540) 464-7000
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2500
Purpose:
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Location:
200 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Tel. (804) 340-1405
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-3217
Purpose:
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Location:
210 Burruss Hall
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0132
Tel. (540) 231-6000 TDD (540) 231-3749
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2600
Purpose:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) is a public, land-grant, research university with a main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, educational facilities in six regions statewide, and study-abroad programs.

Web Site:
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
Location:
104 VSDB Drive
Post Office Box 2069
Staunton, Virginia 24402
Tel. (540) 332-9000? Fax (540) 332-9042
Code Reference:
§ 22.1-346.2
Purpose:
The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) is a state agency that serves students whose primary disability involves vision or hearing loss including those students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/vision impaired, deaf-blind, and/or sensory impaired with other disabilities. VSDB is dually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD).
Virginia State University
Location:
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, Virginia 23806
Tel. (804) 524-5000
Code Reference:
§ 23.1-2700
Purpose:
Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university, is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach.
American Revolution 250 Commission
Code:
§ 2.2-2544
Purpose:
The American Revolution 250 Commission (the Commission) is established as an advisory commission within the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission is to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the independence of the United States.

This article shall expire on July 1, 2027.
Composition:
The Commission shall have a total membership of 22 members that shall consist of 17 nonlegislative citizen members and five ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows:

1. One representative from each of the lead commemoration partners: the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the primary state agency and fiscal agent; the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, the primary nonstate agency; and Gunston Hall, the primary representative of Virginia's historic homes and related sites; 2. One representative from the American Battlefield Trust, the secretariat of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, and one representative from the Virginia Bar Association; 5. Six members appointed by the Governor from a list of 10 provided by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; and 6. Six members appointed by the Governor from a list of 10 provided by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Commission shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.
Term:
Pleasure of the Governor
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Stephen R. Adkins7/1/2027
  • Leslie G. Neuhoff7/1/2027
  • Gretchen M. Bulova7/1/2027
  • Spencer R. Crew7/1/2027
  • Kimberly A. Hall7/1/2027
  • Jacquelyn E. Stone7/1/2027
  • Edward H. Baine7/1/2027
  • H. Benson Dendy7/1/2027
  • Clifford B. Fleet7/1/2027
  • Sue Gerdelman7/1/2027
  • Karin Wulf7/1/2027
  • Anne Richardson7/1/2027
Virginia STEM Education Advisory Board
Location:
The Virginia STEM Coordinator at the Science Museum of Virginia shall serve as staff to the Board. All agencies of the Commonwealth shall assist the Board upon request.
Code:
§ 22.1-364.
Purpose:
The Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Board (the Board) is established as an advisory board, within the meaning of ' 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Governor, Cabinet members, and the General Assembly on strategies to align STEM education efforts and report STEM education challenges, goals, and successes across the Commonwealth.
Composition:
The Board shall have a total membership of 16 members that shall consist of 10 nonlegislative citizen members and six ex officio members. Nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor shall represent or have STEM experience with the public and private sector, industry partners, environmental organizations, and both formal and informal STEM educational organizations. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Board shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.

The Board shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
Term:
No nonlegislative citizen member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Damodar R. Ambur6/30/2022
  • Padhu Seshaiyer6/30/2025
  • Venicia Ferrell6/30/2022
  • Gary R. Artybridge6/30/2023
  • Susheela Shanta6/30/2023
  • Casey M. Roberts6/30/2024
  • Amy S. White6/30/2024
  • Zaina H. Tarafder6/30/2024
  • Christopher P. Dovi6/30/2025
  • Amy E. Sabarre6/30/2025
Board of Trustees A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership - Genedge Alliance
Location:
32 Bridge Street, Suite 200
Martinsville, Virginia 24112
Tel. (276) 666-8890
Code:
§ 23.1-3101
Purpose:
A. The A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (the Extension Partnership), doing business as Genedge Alliance, is established as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to help create and maintain industrial and manufacturing jobs. The Extension Partnership shall:

1. Develop, demonstrate, test, and assist in the implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies; 2. Promote industrial expansion by providing manufacturing technology consulting services to manufacturers in the Commonwealth; 3. Foster the creation of manufacturing networks and the development of buyer and supplier relationships in the region and throughout the Commonwealth; 4. Serve as a resource center for industrial training and technology transfer programs for the renewal, enhancement, and expansion of existing manufacturing enterprises and manufacturing modernization outreach; 5. Be available as a federal demonstration center for the training of displaced workers in any manufacturing area; and 6. Receive and accept any available grants from any federal, state, or private agency, corporation, association, or person to be expended in fulfilling the duties enumerated in this subsection. B. The Extension Partnership is a local or regional industrial or economic development authority or organization for purposes of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (' 2.2-3700 et seq.).
Composition:
The Extension Partnership shall be governed by a 24-member board of trustees (the board) consisting of (i) three presidents of comprehensive community colleges; two presidents of baccalaureate public institutions of higher education; one president of a baccalaureate private institution of higher education; and 15 nonlegislative citizen members representing manufacturing industries, to be appointed by the Governor and (ii) the director of the Center for Innovative Technology and two Secretaries as defined in ' 2.2-200 to be appointed by the Governor, to serve ex officio with voting privileges.

Appointments shall be for terms of four years. Ex officio members of the board shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed. No member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms; however, a member appointed to serve an unexpired term is eligible to serve two consecutive four-year terms immediately succeeding such unexpired term.
Term:
Four years, no more than two successive full terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Peter Bale6/30/2023
  • Marilyn Kay Hanover6/30/2021
  • Abdelkarim I. Moharram6/30/2022
  • Kaushikkumar Vashee6/30/2025
  • Gabriel L. Lamois6/30/2024
  • Marc M. Foglia6/30/2024
  • Douglas Frost6/30/2023
  • Matthew J. Clarke6/30/2023
  • John Mead6/30/2024
  • Karen D. Sorber6/30/2024
  • John A. Downey6/30/2022
  • Richard J. Gagliano6/30/2025
  • Wayne P. Stilwell6/30/2025
  • Shannon L. Kennedy6/30/2023
  • Kristen A. Westover6/30/2024
  • Makola M. Abdullah6/30/2024
  • Brian O. Hemphill6/30/2022
  • Tiffany McKillip Franks6/30/2023
  • Wesley V. Reid6/30/2022
  • Jeffrey Jaycox6/30/2024
  • VACANT
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Location:
600 East Main Street, Suite 330
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel. (804) 225-3132
Code:
§ 23.1-3222
Purpose:
The purpose of the Virginia Commission for the Arts is to support and stimulate excellence in the arts through public awareness, interest and participation in all parts of the State.
Composition:
The Commission shall consist of thirteen members appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. No employee of the Commonwealth or member of the General Assembly is eligible for appointment as a member of the Commission. At least one but no more than two members shall be appointed from each congressional district in the Commonwealth
Term:
Five year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • laurie Naismith6/30/2023
  • Asa M. Jackson6/30/2023
  • Latasha J. Do'zia6/30/2026
  • Frazier M. Armstrong6/30/2026
  • Barbara B. Parker6/30/2026
  • Sushmita Mazumdar6/30/2024
  • Michael T. Markley6/30/2024
  • David Ball Trinkle6/30/2024
  • Jan P. Monroe6/30/2024
  • Verdena R. Jennings6/30/2024
  • Amanda L. Pillion6/30/2024
  • Robert E. Goudie6/30/2024
  • Terry E. Buntrock6/30/2023
Virginia Commission on Higher Education
Code:
§ 2.2-2518
Purpose:
The Virginia Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments shall develop and implement a process for evaluating potential appointees to higher education governing boards, based on substantive qualifications, including merit and experience and make recommendations to the Governor at least 30 days prior to the expiration of terms for which recommendations have been requested to fill vacancies on higher education governing boards.
Composition:
The Commission shall have a total membership of eight members that shall consist of six non legislative citizen members and two ex officio members. Non legislative citizen members shall be appointed by the Governor as follows: two who shall be former members of either the board of visitors of a public institution of higher education or the State Board for Community Colleges; one who shall be either a former president, provost, or executive vice-president of a public institution of higher education; one who shall be a faculty member of a public institution of higher education; and two who shall be citizens at large. The Secretary of Education or his designee and the Secretary of the Commonwealth or his designee shall serve as ex officio members of the Commission with non voting privileges. The non legislative citizen member appointed who is a faculty member of a public institution of higher education shall serve without voting privileges. Non legislative citizen members of the Commission shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.
Term:
Nonlegislative citizen members shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor, and ex officio members of the Commission shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Joni L. Ivey
  • Catherine (Cathy) M Lewis
  • Carlos Del Toro
  • Eva Teig Hardy
  • James Michael Burke
Board of Regents of the James Monroe Law Office-Museum and Memorial Library
Location:
908 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Tel. (540) 654-1043
Code:
Acts of Assembly, 1964, Chapter 641
Purpose:
The purpose of the Board of Regents of the James Monroe Law Office-Museum and Memorial Library is to administer the activities specified by the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors pertaining to the James Monroe Law Office-Museum and Memorial Library.
Composition:
The members of the Board shall consist of not less than eighteen members, two of whom shall be the Rector and President of the University of Mary Washington, two of whom shall be the President and Secretary of the James Monroe Memorial Foundation, and fourteen shall be appointed by the Governor of Virginia upon nomination of the Rector and Visitors of the University of Mary Washington and the James Monroe Memorial Foundation. An equal number of Regents will be appointed by the Governor from the respective lists of nominations submitted by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Mary Washington and the James Monroe Memorial Foundation.
Term:
Two years terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT
Ex Officio Members
  • G. William Thomas Jr., President of the James Monroe Memorial Foundation
  • Dr. Troy D. Paino, President of the University of Mary Washington
  • Heather M. Crislip, Rector of the University of Mary Washington
Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority
Location:
108 North Jefferson Street, Suite 208
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Tel. (540) 767-6161
Code:
§ 23.1-3115
Purpose:
The Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority shall expand access to higher education in the Roanoke Valley by providing for adult and continuing education and degree-granting programs, including undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, through partnerships with the Commonwealth's public and private institutions of higher education.
Composition:
The Authority shall be governed by a 20-member board of trustees (the board) as follows: two members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; one member of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Director of the Council or his designee; the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee; the presidents of Averett University, James Madison University, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, Radford University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Virginia Western Community College or their designees; the Director of Total Action for Progress (TAP) This Valley Works; and five nonlegislative citizen members representing business and industry in the Roanoke Valley to be appointed by the Governor. Nonlegislative citizen members of the board shall be citizens of the Commonwealth and residents of the Roanoke region.
Term:
Four year terms
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Elda J. Stanco Downey6/30/2025
  • Katherin Elam6/30/2025
  • Tracy H. Nester6/30/2022
  • Charles A. Price6/30/2022
  • George L. Hayth6/30/2022
Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Location:
820 Bruce Street
South Boston, Virginia 24592
Tel. (434) 572-5440 ? Fax 434-572-5462
Code:
§ 23.1-3120
Purpose:
The purpose of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is to encourage the expansion of higher education, including adult and continuing education, associate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs in the region, and foster partnerships between the public and private sectors to enhance higher education in the region; to coordinate the development and delivery of continuing education programs offered by those educational institutions serving the region; to facilitate the delivery of teacher training programs leading to licensure and graduate degrees; and to develop, in coordination with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, specific goals for higher education in Southside Virginia.
Composition:
The Center shall be governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of fifteen members as follows: two members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; one member of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Director of the Council or his designee; the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee; the presidents of Longwood University, Danville Community College, and Southside Virginia Community College or their designees; and seven non legislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor, including two members of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Foundation, one superintendent of a local school division located in the Southside region, and four representatives of business and industry. The Speaker of the House of Delegates may appoint an alternate for one delegate appointed to the board. The alternate shall serve a term coincident with the term of the delegate and has the power to act in his absence. The Senate Committee on Rules may appoint an alternate for the senator appointed to the board. The alternate shall serve a term coincident with the term of the senator and may act in his absence.
Term:
Nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for terms of four years; legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Dennis Witt6/30/2023
  • John Charles Lee6/30/2024
  • Hubert Pannell6/30/2024
  • Douglas Edward Lee6/30/2022
  • Mattie Cowan6/30/2023
  • Charlette T. Woolridge6/30/2022
  • Paul C. Nichols6/30/2025
Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Location:
Post Office Box 1987
Abingdon, Virginia 24212
Tel. (276) 619-4300
Code:
§ 23.1-3125
Purpose:
The purpose of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is to encourage the expansion of higher education, including adult and continuing education, associate degrees to be offered by Virginia Highlands Community College, undergraduate degrees to be offered by the University of Virginia's College at Wise, and graduate degree programs, in the Southwest region of the Commonwealth, and foster partnerships between the public and private sectors to enhance higher education in the region.
Composition:
The Center shall be governed by a Board of Trustees, consisting of twenty-three members as follows: four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Director of the Council or his designee; the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee; the chief executive officers of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Radford University, the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Old Dominion University, Emory and Henry College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Highlands Community College or their designees; and seven non legislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor who represent Southwest Virginia public education and area business and industry, including one division superintendent, one public school teacher, two business and industry leaders, one representative of the technology industry, one representative of the tourism industry, and one representative of the healthcare industry. Non legislative citizen members of the board shall be chosen from among residents of the Southwest region of the Commonwealth and shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.
Term:
Nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for terms of four years; legislative members shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Lennie G. Mitcham6/30/2023
  • Sandy J. Ratliff6/30/2022
  • Hannah Ingram6/30/2023
  • Steve P. Ahn6/30/2023
  • Keith Perrigan6/30/2022
  • Karen E. Shelton6/30/2025
  • Esther Wj Bolling6/30/2025
Online Virginia Network Authority
Location:
Office of the Vice President SEES
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
1026B Koch Hall
Tel. (757) 683-5032
Code:
§ 23.1-3135
Purpose:
The Online Virginia Network Authority (the Authority) is established as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth for the purpose of providing a means for individuals to earn degrees and postsecondary education credentials by improving the quality of and expanding access to online degree and credential programs that are beneficial to citizens, public institutions of higher education, and employers in the Commonwealth.
Composition:
The Authority shall be governed by a Board of Trustees (the Board) that has a total membership of 19 members that shall consist of four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor; one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the board of visitors of George Mason University; one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the board of visitors of Old Dominion University; one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the State Board; one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the board of visitors of James Madison University, and five members who shall serve ex officio with voting privileges, consisting of the President of George Mason University or his designee, the President of Old Dominion University or his designee, the President of James Madison University or his designee, the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee, and the Director of the Council. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Authority shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.

Legislative and ex officio members of the Board shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed. After the initial staggering of terms, nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of four years. No House member shall serve more than four consecutive two-year terms, no Senate member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms, and no nonlegislative citizen member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member's eligibility for reappointment. The Board shall elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. The meetings of the Board shall be held at the call of the chairman or whenever the majority of the members so request.
Term:
After the initial staggering of terms, nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for a term of four years; legislative and ex officio members of the Board shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
  • The Honorable Adam P. Ebbin
  • The Honorable Ghazala F. Hashmi
House Members:
  • The Honorable Mark L. Keam
  • The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn
  • The Honorable Alex Q. Askew
  • The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
  • Karen R. Jackson6/30/2025
  • Susan Da Patrick6/30/2023
  • Susan A. Moyer6/30/2024
Ex Officio Members:
  • President, George Mason University (or designee)
  • President, Old Dominion University or designee
  • Chancellor, Virginia Community College System or designee
  • Peter Blake, Director, State Council of Higher Education
  • Jonathan R. Alger, President, James Madison University
School Readiness Committee
Location:
Secretary of Education
Post Office Box 1475
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Tel. (804) 786-1151
Code:
§ 2.2-208.1.
Purpose:
In recognition of the fact that early care and education of young children is linked to academic success and workforce readiness, the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, and upon receiving recommendations for appointments from the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia School Boards Association, the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals, the Virginia Council for Private Education, the Virginia Child Care Association, the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education, and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, shall establish and appoint members to the School Readiness Committee (the Committee).
Composition:
The Committee shall have a total membership of no fewer than twenty-seven members that shall consist of seven legislative members, no fewer than sixteen nonlegislative citizen members, and four ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows: four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules on the recommendation of the Chair of the Senate Committee on Education and Health; and no fewer than sixteen nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Secretary of Education. Nonlegislative citizen members shall include at least three representatives of the office of the Secretary of Education, one representative of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, one representative of a baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth with a teacher education program, one representative of an associate-degree-granting public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth with a teacher education program, one representative of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, one representative of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, four representatives of the private business sector, one early childhood education teacher from a public early childhood education program, one early childhood education teacher from a private early childhood education program, one administrator from a public early childhood education program, and one administrator from a private early childhood education program. The Commissioner of Social Services or his designee, the Secretary of Education or his designee, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources or his designee, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction or his designee shall serve ex officio with voting privileges.
Term:
After the initial staggering of terms, legislative members and nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed for terms of three years
Senate Members:
  • The Honorable Adam P. Ebbin
  • The Honorable Siobhan S. Dunnavant
  • The Honorable David R. Suetterlein
House Members:
  • The Honorable Kaye Kory
  • The Honorable Lamont Bagby
  • The Honorable Schuyler T. VanValkenburg
  • The Honorable Barry D. Knight
Gubernatorial Appointees:
  • Term Expires
Ex Officio Members:
  • The Honorable Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • The Honorable Vanessa Walker Harris , M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • S. Duke Storen, Commissioner, Department of Social Services

Information accurate as of December 2021