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Status Updates - VMI Superintendent Search

The official search for VMI's 15th superintendent began on Oct. 29, 2020. Below you will find a review of the status not only of the search process, but also related events and actions taken by Virginia Military Institute.

April 27, 2021

Committee Meeting Announced

The VMI Superintendent Search Committee, whose membership includes more than two members of the VMI Board of Visitors, is conducting a meeting on 1 May 2021, from 12:00p.m. to 12:15p.m. at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia in the Center for Leadership and Ethics. The meeting is open to the public..

April 15, 2021

VMI Board of Visitors Appoints Superintendent

Following a professional, thoughtful, and thorough search, the VMI Board of Visitors has voted to appoint Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins '85 to the position of superintendent. The Institute looks forward to the continued leadership of MG Wins, who has served as interim superintendent since November 2020.

April 12, 2021

VMI Board of Visitors Intent to Vote

The VMI Board of Visitors will hold a public meeting on Thursday, 15 April 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. via video teleconference at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The board will meet for the purpose of notifying the public of their intent to vote on the selection of the next Superintendent of the Institute. The meeting will be streamed live on the BOV Upcoming Meetings page.

Feb. 8, 2021

Committee Meeting

Agenda: Search updates and feedback from the marketplace, Preparation for candidate review. More information available on the Timeline and Meeting Schedule page.

Feb. 2, 2021

Details posted for next meeting

A public notice, including procedures for public comment, and agenda for the next meeting on Feb. 8, 2021 have been posted to the Timeline and Meeting Schedule page.

January 29, 2021

Message from Interim Superintendent

Maj. Gen. Wins '85, VMI interim superintendent, explains five outcomes to move the Institute forward - honor, diversity and inclusion, a VMI-defined brand, competing and winning, and a unified VMI. The video is available for viewing.

January 20, 2021

Chief Diversity Officer Position posted

The officer, who will report to the superintendent, will liaison with the recently formed Board of Visitors Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as with the Commonwealth’s chief diversity officer and associated offices within the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. More details are outlined in a news release.

Jan. 11, 2021

Superintendent Posting and Leadership Profile Available

The job posting has been made available on the WittKieffer site, including a link to the Leadership Profile.

January 4, 2021

Interim Superintendent's New Year's Message

Maj. Gen. Wins provides an update on spring semester plans, a return to post, and the path forward in the near future.

Dec. 9, 2020

Committee Meeting

Agenda: Comments and guidance for committee, Timeline proposal, Discussion of desired candidate qualifications, Questions from committee members. More information available on the Timeline and Meeting Schedule page.

Dec. 4, 2020

Listening Sessions Scheduled

WK will be conducting virtual listening sessions with cadets, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents/guardians in the coming days and weeks. Information will be sent to affected parties as it becomes available. If an individual cannot make the group’s session, he or she is encouraged to provide feedback via survey (also forthcoming) or to contact WK directly via email.

Dec. 3, 2020

Meeting Scheduled

The VMI Superintendent Search Committee has scheduled its next meeting for Dec. 9, 2020 from 8-10 a.m. Information available on the Timeline and Meeting Schedule page.

Dec. 2, 2020

Search Committee Selected

The VMI Superintendent Search Committee has selected and signed a contract with WittKieffer, global executive search firm with more than 50 years of experience serving organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life.

Nov. 25, 2020

Site Launch

The official superintendent search site is launched as part of the Board of Visitors section of www.vmi.edu.

Nov. 16, 2020

Committee Meeting

The VMI Superintendent Search Committee conducted its first meeting from 8 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. via video teleconference. The meeting included a session with the Senior Assistant Attorney General, search firm committee review, and public comment. Agenda | Public Notice

Nov. 13, 2020

Interim Superintendent Appointed

Retired Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins will serve as interim superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute following an affirmative vote by the VMI Board of Visitors Executive Committee. Maj. Gen. Wins is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army and a 1985 graduate of the Institute.

Oct. 29, 2020

Committee Appointed

The superintendent search committee is formed. BOV President Boland appoints Gene Scott '80, member of the VMI Board of Visitors, as chair of the Superintendent Search Committee. Additional members are also announced.

Oct. 26, 2020

Current Superintendent Resigns

VMI's 14th Superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, resigns in a letter to the Board of Visitors.

We will continue to attract young men and women from all walks of life who desire this unique and challenging experience. With VMI’s unparalleled leadership and military opportunities plus an academic program delivered by a faculty of the highest caliber, we will produce the leaders of tomorrow who will serve the Commonwealth and nation with honor and distinction.
Brig. Gen. Robert W. Moreschi, Dean of the Faculty