2019-2020

The press box atop Foster Stadium has been renovated this spring and summer.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Press Box Renovations to Allow Instant Replay

The press box atop Foster Stadium is undergoing a $1.7 million renovation designed to give the Keydets instant replay capabilities, plus make more room for coaches.

A portrait of Bill Boland

Board President to Address VMI’s December Graduates

Bill Boland '73, president of the VMI Board of Visitors, will address the Institute's December graduates.

A portrait of Nancy Giordano

Futurist to Kick Off VMI’s Academic Year

Nancy Giordano will speak at VMI's 2019-20 academic convocation, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Cameron Hall.

A Parents Council member walks and talks with the family member of an incoming cadet.

Class of 2023 Matriculates

The second largest class in VMI's history, numbering 515, arrived Saturday, Aug. 17, to begin their VMI cadetships and the Rat Line.

Cadets stand in front of barracks at the end of the day as the evening gun is fired.

VMI Highly Ranked by Two Media Outlets

VMI is ranked 22nd overall among national liberal arts colleges, and 11th nationwide for social mobility, in recently released 2019 college rankings.

Nancy Giordano speaks to the VMI community in Cameron Hall.

‘The Implications of the Human Cloud’

Strategic futurist Nancy Giordano, speaker at VMI's academic convocation, told cadets that qualities such as empathy and integrity will be essential in the future.

Cadets walk to class during the first week of classes at VMI.

VMI Again Highly Ranked by U.S. News, Wall Street Journal

The Institute maintains its status among the top four public colleges nationwide, according to U.S. News, and 72nd out of more than 200 national liberal arts colleges.

PE Students with Anatomage Table

VMI Endorses Growth4VA Campaign

VMI’s superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, announced his support for a business-inspired higher education campaign, Growth4VA.

New cadets pose for a photo atop House Mountain.

Rat Challenge Returns to House Mountain

This year, new cadets are once again scaling Lexington's iconic landmark, House Mountain, as part of Rat Challenge.

A headshot of Bruce Gottwald Jr.

TAPS—Bruce Gottwald '81

A memorial service for Gottwald, a prominent alumnus, will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

Army General (retired) Joseph Votel speaks in Cameron Hall.

'Trust is Vital'

Retired Gen. Joseph Votel spoke at the 10th annual VMI Leadership Conference. This year's conference was titled "Disruption: Challenging Leadership at Every Turn."

Former Air Force Secretary to Speak at VMI

A former secretary of the U.S. Air Force will address the Corps of Cadets at a convocation marking the 180th anniversary of the Founding of VMI on Nov. 11.

Former Air Force Secretary Deborah James stands at the podium in Gillis Theater.

'Lead Us into the Future'

Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed the VMI community and outside guests on the 180th anniversary of the Institute's founding.

TAPS—Don Jamison '57

Col. Donald K. Jamison, VMI Class 1957, who returned to VMI after graduation and served the Institute for years with distinction, passed away on Nov. 19, 2019, at the age of 85.

Smythe to Speak on With Good Reason

Lt. Col. Ashleigh Smythe, associate professor of biology, will discuss the migration of nematodes after the 2011 tsunami in Japan on public radio’s With Good Reason.

The head and shoulders of Tze Ting Chiu

2018 Alumna Selected for Prestigious Scholarship

Tze Ting Chiu '18 will earn a master's in global affairs through the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

A head shot of Tim Murray

Two VMI Faculty Members to Speak on With Good Reason

Two members of the economics and business department will discuss patterns in housing and access to credit on public radio.

ROI of a VMI Education is Highlighted in Recent Study

Virginia Military Institute comes in as the top public liberal arts college in the nation in terms of return on investment, according to a recently released study.

Wyatt Named Director of Communications & Marketing at VMI

Col. William “Bill” Wyatt has been named director of communications and marketing at Virginia Military Institute effective Feb.10.

Cadets in their white summer uniforms walk under a tree on their way to class.

Virginia Military Institute a Top Fulbright Producer

One cadet and two faculty members were selected to receive Fulbright grants from the U.S. Department of State for the 2019-20 academic year.

TAPS—Bill Badgett ‘53

Colonel William “Bill” D. Badgett ’53, professor emeritus of English and Fine Arts and the longest-serving faculty member in the history of VMI, passed away at the age of 88.

A head and shoulders shot of Col. Bruce Vandervort

TAPS—Bruce C. Vandervort

Col. Bruce C. Vandervort, professor emeritus of history, died Thursday, March 4, at the age of 79. He was the editor of the Journal of Military History.

Update on Coronavirus

In light of the Centers for Disease Control’s recent update regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), VMI is continuing to take steps to prevent and prepare for an outbreak.

An empty upcoming events bulletin board

VMI Transitions to Distance Learning

With cadets and most faculty away from post this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it might be easy to assume that VMI is “shut down.” That, however, is far from the truth.

Col. Howard Sanborn sits with cadets in Scott Shipp Hall.

Sanborn to Speak on With Good Reason

Col. Howard Sanborn will discuss his recent visit to Hong Kong on public radio’s With Good Reason

Photo of Don Wilkinson

TAPS—Donald Wilkinson

Donald “Donny” M. Wilkinson, VMI Class of 1961, who served the Institute loyally after graduation, passed away on April 13 at the age of 82.

Emily Coleman and Kim Connolly stand behind an plaque

VMI’s Environment Virginia Symposium Recognized with Green Award

The Environment Virginia Symposium has been recognized by the Virginia Green Travel Alliance with the Virginia Green Travel Star Award.

Photo courtesy of Roanoke College Office of Communications and Marketing

TAPS—Col. D. Rae Carpenter Jr.

Col. D. Rae Carpenter Jr., former head of the physics department at VMI, passed away on May 26 at Kendal of Lexington at the age of 92.

A Statement from Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62, 4 June 2020

A letter to the Corps of Cadets, faculty, staff, and VMI alumni regarding current events.

Construction workers place Col. Claudius Crozet, first president of the VMI Board of Visitors, in his final resting place seven feet from his previous resting place on Friday morning.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

VMI Burial Site of Col. Claudius Crozet Shifts Yet Again

The remains of Col. Claudius Crozet, first president of the VMI Board of Visitors, were moved Friday, June 12, to their fourth, and hopefully final, resting place.

ester Johnson Jr. ’95 of Richmond, Virginia, and Grover Outland III ’81 of Arnold, Maryland

Governor Announces Appointment, Reappointments to VMI Board

Gov. Ralph Northam ’81 has appointed Lester Johnson Jr. ’95 of Richmond, Virginia, and Grover Outland III ’81 of Arnold, Maryland, to four-year terms

VMI Board of Visitors Adopts Budget, Sets Tuition and Fees

The VMI Board of Visitors approved a $95.5 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that is $400,000 less than the previous year.

VMI Details Plans for Fall Return to Post

The Corps will return to Virginia Military Institute this fall after their longest separation from post in the 181-year history of the Institute.

Headshot - Photo courtesy of Pritzker Military Museum & Library

VMI Alumnus to Receive Pritzker Literature Award

VMI alumnus and military historian Col. David M. Glantz ‘63 is the 14th recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

A Statement from Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III '62

A letter to the Corps of Cadets, faculty, staff, and VMI alumni regarding current events.

Photo of HR Director Lt. Col. Eleanor “Ellie” Kania

New Human Resources Director Perseveres through Pandemic

Lt. Col. Ellie Kania named director of human resources at VMI during global coronavirus pandemic.