Cindy Bither
Administrative Assistant
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Lexington, VA 24450

News and Features

  • VMI Appoints New Dean

    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 – Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith Jr. has been selected for appointment as Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Superintendent for Academics at Virginia Military Institute. Smith will take up the position after Brig. Gen. Wane Schneiter steps down May 31 to return to the teaching faculty in the VMI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Read More →
  • Community Electronics Collection Featured in RecycleMania Effort

    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 – Members of the VMI community and Rockbridge area residents will have the opportunity to recycle unwanted electronic devices on Saturday, March 1. The collection of electronics supports the Institute’s participation in RecylceMania.Read More →
  • French Professor to Speak on Translating

    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 – A French professor and translator will speak at VMI on Thursday, Feb. 6, as part of the Life After Language series sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.Read More →
  • New Director Named for Center for Leadership and Ethics

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 31, 2014 – Retired Army Col. David R. Gray has been named director of VMI’s Center of Leadership and Ethics and will report for duty in August.Read More →
  • Registration Open for Symposium on Stonewall Jackson

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 31, 2014 – Registration is now open for the the biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium, which will be returning to Lexington, Va., May 23 and 24.Read More →
  • VMI Names New Director of Assessment

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 – Lt. Col. Lee Rakes has been named director of Institute assessment and evaluation in the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research at Virginia Military Institute. Rakes began his duties on Jan. 10. Rakes succeeds Col. Elizabeth Sechler, who retired on Dec. 31, 2013.Read More →
  • Army ROTC Commander to Become VMI Commandant

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2014 – U.S. Army Col. William J. Wanovich ’87, commander of VMI’s Army ROTC unit since 2010, has been appointed commandant of the VMI Corps of Cadets. He will take up his duties this summer, following the retirement of Col. Thomas Trumps ’79. Trumps has been commandant since March 2007.Read More →
  • Cadets March in Virginia Governor’s Inauguration Parade

    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2014 – Almost 300 Virginia Military Institute cadets returned early from their Christmas furlough to march in the parade honoring Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who was inaugurated yesterday as the Commonwealth’s 72nd governor.Read More →
  • Grant to Fund Laser Telecommunications Research

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2013 – Col. Stacia Vargas, professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund for investigation related to the use of ultra-short-pulse (USP) lasers for telecommunications. The CRCF program¸ which is administered by the Center for Innovative Technology, is a state fund designed to advance, in Virginia, targeted areas of research with commercial promise.Read More →
  • VMI Places High in Recycling Challenge

    LEXINGTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2013 – During the Nov. 9 home football game against Gardner-Webb University, VMI didn’t just defeat the visiting football team – the Institute also came away from the game with high placings in the Game Day Challenge, a is a friendly competition among colleges and universities to reduce the amount of waste generated during tailgating before football games.Read More →