Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is the supervisory board of Virginia Military Institute. The Board defines the mission of the Institute as a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and oversees the development, revision, and implementation of a strategic plan for the accomplishment of that mission.

May 3, 2019, Meeting: The VMI Board of Visitors meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, and will conclude at approximately noon on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The Board of Visitors is expected to take action on tuition and mandatory fees for all in-state and out-of-state students at its May 4, 2019, meeting. Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia requires that 30 days prior to approval of each year's tuition and mandatory fees, the boards of visitors of Virginia's higher education institutions announce the range of increase under consideration and the proposed use of any incremental revenue. 

A public comment period will occur at 8 a.m. May 4. If you wish to provide public comment, please contact Lt. Col. Harrington at 540-464-7132. Comments will be limited to no more than three minutes. 

The Board has 16 members, appointed by the governor of Virginia and subject to confirmation by the Virginia General Assembly. Of those members, four must be non-alumni, and 12 must be alumni. The four non-alumni must be residents of the Commonwealth. Four of the 12 alumni will be non-residents of the Commonwealth. The adjutant general of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall serve ex officio. A regular term of membership is four years. Members shall serve and be eligible for reappointment as provided by statute. Each year the Board appoints a cadet to serve as a non-voting, advisory representative to the Board.


AY 2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

  • September 10-12, 2018
  • January 24-26, 2019
  • May 2-4, 2019

AY 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule

  • September 9-11, 2019
  • January 23-25, 2020
  • April 30 - May 2, 2020

The first meeting of the new academic year is designated for "public comment."

Agenda and Schedules

Academic Year 2018-2019


Academic Year 2018-2019

Academic Year 2017-2018

Academic Year 2016-2017