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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Agendas, schedules, and livestream information (where applicable) can be found on the Board's upcoming meetings and past meetings pages.


AY 2022-2023 Meeting Schedule

  • September 19-21, 2022
  • January 26-28, 2023
  • April 27-29, 2023

Recent Notices:

VMI Board of Visitors Meeting
Date: January 26-28, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Virginia Military Institute, Preston Library (Turman Room)

Public Notice - 23 Jan. 2023

Agenda - 26-28 Jan. 2023

BOV Schedule Jan. 2023

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors is conducting a meeting on 26 to 28 January 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. Virginia Military Institute business will be discussed by the members in attendance.

The meeting is open to the public.

Real-time electronic access to full governing board open sessions will be streamed live for public viewing at:

If an interruption in streaming service is experienced, please contact (540) 464-7207.

Public Comment: The public may sign up to speak during the public comment period by contacting LTC Kevin Ryan at or (540) 464-7132 prior to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2023. Each speaker is limited to three minutes. A written copy of remarks may be submitted but is not required. Anyone who has not signed up to speak by the deadline may sign-in at the public comment session and, if time permits, will be given an opportunity to address the board. Copies of public comments provided in writing will be distributed to all Board members for review. Finally, Board members are not expected to provide comment, feedback or answer questions; however, every public comment will be heard and considered.