SCHEV Hosts Fall 2001 Boards of Visitors Conference Today

Posted: October 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) hosts its Fall 2001 Boards of Visitors Conference today from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This latest in a series of educational programs for governing board members at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education is held at the Omni Hotel, located at 100 South 12th Street in Richmond. The public is invited to attend.

“Boards of Visitors are essential to the continued success of Virginia’s multi-billion system of higher education, and SCHEV welcomes this opportunity to help members become more active, engaged, and knowledgeable educational leaders,” says Carl Kelly, Chairman of SCHEV.

Edwin Meese, Rector of the George Mason Board of Visitors and the 75th Attorney General of the United States, delivers the keynote address at 9:15 a.m. Drawing upon his more than 30 years of high-level experiences in leadership and management positions as well as public policy development, Meese will highlight how successful boards work to maximize their effectiveness in providing strategic direction and policy oversight.

Vance Wilkins, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, also addresses the conference. At 1:30 p.m., Wilkins discusses the outlook for the upcoming 2002 Session and shares his thoughts about education and other top issues. In addition, Wilbert Bryant, Secretary of Education, and Phyllis Palmiero, executive director of SCHEV, will make presentations on topics including student enrollment and SCHEV budget recommendations and legislative initiatives.

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