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Board Committees

Board of Visitor Committees

Executive Committee


The Executive Committee is comprised of the Rector, the Vice Rector, the Secretary, and two at large members elected by the Board for two-year terms at the annual meeting of the Board in odd-numbered years.  Chairs of standing committees serve as non-voting ex officio members of the Executive Committee.  The Rector serves as Chair of the Committee.  The Executive Committee is authorized to convene and exercise the full power and authority of the Board between meetings of the Board whenever circumstances require immediate action to address matters of an urgent nature, or as the Board may otherwise direct.  All Board members are noticed and invited to attend all Executive Committee meetings.

(Committee on Committees – Oversight)
Devon M. Henry, Rector
Mary L. Blunt, Vice Rector
Bishop Kim W. Brown, Secretary
Dr. Terri L. Best
Joan G. Wilmer

Standing Committees

The chairs and members of the four standing committees are appointed by the Rector for terms of two years and serve until their successors are appointed. All Board members serve on at least two (2) standing committees. The agenda for each regular Board meeting shall include a report by each committee to the Board. Unless otherwise specifically provided by the Board, decisions/recommendations of standing committees (except decisions by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee on review of negative tenure decisions) are advisory and must be ratified and approved by the Board of Visitors.

  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee

    The Academic and Student Affairs Committee focuses on student success from recruitment to graduation, including coordinating with the Strategic Finance Committee to ensure that adequate resources are budgeted for that mission; works with the Provost and Faculty leadership to ensure compliance with shared governance priorities, including faculty tenure and faculty and staff opportunity; and continually assesses the quality of student life, including identifying, in conjunction with the Strategic Finance Committee, the provision of adequate financial resources to assure a high quality student life.

    Members:
    Mary L. Blunt, Chair
    Heidi W. Abbott
    Dr. Terri L. Best
    BK Fulton
    Larry A. Griffith
    Dr. Harold L. Watkins, II

    Staff:
    Dr. DoVeanna S. Fulton, Provost/VP for Academic Affairs
    Dr. Leonard E. Brown, VP for Student Affairs
    Dr. Justin L. Moses, VP for Operations & Chief Strategist for Institutional Effectiveness
    Melody M. Webb, Athletics Director

  • Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

    The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee oversees the effective and efficient use of funds in accordance with the University’s mission; ensures the University is acting in legal and ethical compliance with all federal, state and local laws and executive orders, policies and regulations of accrediting, regulatory, and funding agencies and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; oversees the University’s enterprise risk management program and institution of effective internal controls to identify and manage risks; maintains an effective system of internal controls over the University’s fiscal process; oversees the performance of the internal audit function and the independent auditor; monitors implementation of management action plans to manage identified risks; maintains the integrity of information technology and data governance; and monitors the implementation and effectiveness of the University’s compliance programs.

    Members:
    Bishop Kim W. Brown, Chair
    Heidi W. Abbott
    Dr. Terri L. Best
    Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce
    Delbert Parks
    Joan G. Wilmer

    Staff:
    Derika Burgess, Chief Audit Executive
    Dr. Dawn M. Hess, Chief Compliance Officer

  • Governance Committee

    The Governance Committee coordinates input into the selection of Board members based on a matrix of needs; monitors Board members’ performance, behavior and compliance with the University’s Code of Ethics, the Statement of Mutual Expectations and Conflicts of Interest policies; provides periodic performance assessment of Board members, including an assessment of the Rector; develops a slate of officers to present to the full Board for consideration; and works with the University Board Liaison to help facilitate governance related policies.

    Members:
    Dwayne B. Blake, Chair
    Mary L. Blunt
    Bishop Kim W. Brown
    Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce
    The Honorable James W. Dyke, Jr.
    Dr. Harold L. Watkins, II

    Staff:  TBD

  • Strategic Finance Committee

    The Strategic Finance Committee reviews proposed budgets and performance throughout the fiscal year; develops financial strategies related to Strategic Plan priorities, fundraising and alternative revenues; and coordinates issues that connect to the work and priorities of other standing committees.

    Members:
    BK Fulton, Chair
    Dwayne B. Blake
    The Honorable James W. Dyke, Jr.
    Larry A. Griffith
    Delbert Parks
    Joan G. Wilmer

    Staff: 
    Gerald E. Hunter, VP for Finance and Administration
    Dr. Justin L. Moses, VP for Operations & Chief Strategist for Institutional Effectiveness
    Clifford Porter, VP for Advancement

Special Committees

Special or ad hoc committees are established by the Board or the Rector for an expressed purpose and limited duration. In making appointments, the Rector should take volunteers into account. Special committees may have no fewer than five members appointed by the Rector, who serve at the pleasure of the Rector. The Rector designates the chair of special committees. Special Committees may take action only by majority vote of the full committee.

Subcommittees - Committees may establish and appoint subcommittees as required, subject to Board approval. Subcommittees are subject to the same procedural rules as the primary committee.

Committee Description and List