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Operational Update - 04 February 2021

A message from MG Wins '85 regarding updates to VMI operations related to COVID-19.

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VMI Searches for Chief Diversity Officer

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.

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VMI Commandant to Retire This Year

Colonel William J. Wanovich ’87, commandant of the VMI Corps of Cadets since 2014, will retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

Portrait of Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl with text stating she is to be featured on With Good Reason Jan. 23-29

VMI Professor to Discuss Redlining on With Good Reason

Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss access to consumer credit for those living on or near American Indian reservations in the United States on the public radio program With Good Reason Jan. 23-29.

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Registration Open for VMI Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the VMI Center for Leadership & Ethics 2021 Leadership Conference, “Strong Leaders, Strong Teams.” This event will be held online Feb. 15-16 and will explore a progression of teamwork principles.

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TAPS—Dr. Arnold "Arnie" Joyce

The superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Dr. Arnold "Arnie" Joyce. He passed away in Lexington on 23 December 2020 at the age of 82.

James Morgan portrait, Photo courtesy of VMI Archives.

TAPS—Maj. Gen. James M. Morgan, Jr. '45

The superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Maj. Gen. James M. Morgan, Jr. '45, dean emeritus of the faculty. He passed away in Lexington on 2 January at the age of 97.

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, interim superintendent, pins a VMI Meritorious Service Medal on Eric Hutchings, recognizing his service to the Institute upon his retirement. - VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

After More Than Two Decades at VMI, Hutchings Retires

On Dec. 31, Col. Eric Hutchings ’77, commandant from 2000 to 2007 and special assistant to the athletic director for military affairs, retired, capping off more than two decades of service to the Institute.

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins with VMI logo

New Year's Update from Maj. Gen. Wins

Maj. Gen. Wins provides an update on spring semester plans and the path forward in the near future.

Maj. Gen. Wins, December 2020 Virtual Commencement

More Than 390 Recognized in VMI’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday, Dec. 19, families of Virginia Military Institute graduates celebrated at home as a virtual commencement ceremony was streamed to computers, tablets, and phones.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders