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Administration

When Virginia Tech opened in 1872 as Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, the administrative power rested with the VAMC Board of Visitors. That power, which the board was not averse to wielding, was felt by several early presidents, whom the board removed from office. One, John Lee Buchanan, had the misfortune of that experience not once but twice (see The Buchanan-Shipp-Hart-Buchanan Years). The president ran the college, but the board determined its structure.

That picture has changed dramatically. Today, the university’s governance structure consists of the board of visitors, president, two councils, eight commissions, and a number of standing committees, with the board of visitors at the top of the structure. The committees report to their respective commission. The commissions—Faculty Affairs, Staff Policies and Affairs, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Research, Graduate Studies and Policies, Administrative and Professional Faculty Affairs, Student Affairs, Outreach and International Affairs, Undergraduate Studies and Policies, and University Support—make recommendations to University Council, which refers those recommendations it has approved to the president. The president also receives input from the Advisory Council on Strategic Budgeting and Planning. The president then submits recommendations that he/she has approved to the board of visitors, which consists of 13 members appointed by the governor of the commonwealth, an ex officio member from Agriculture and Consumer Services, and four nonvoting members from the university community. The board makes the final decisions on recommendations it receives.



President's Reports

These are historical president's reports from previous administrations.

1967-68 Report

1965-66 Report

1964-65 Report

1919-1929 Reports

Early President's Reports were published in bulletins, with multiple reports in each bulletin. Note that the original spelling of many words (enrolment, remodelling, etc.) has been retained.

1930-1931 Report

Introduction

General Report of the President

Reports of

The Dean of the College

The Dean of Agriculture

The Dean of Engineering

The Chairman of the Summer Quarter

The Committee on Graduate Programs and Degrees

The Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station

The Director of the Engineering Experiment Station

The Director of the Agricultural Extension Division

The Director of the Engineering Extension Division

The Librarian

The Adviser to Women Students

The Health Officer

The Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association

Statistical Tables

Statistics of Enrolment and Graduation

Summary of Treasurer’s Reports

1929-1930 Report

Introduction

General Report of the President

Reports of

The Dean of the College

The Dean of Agriculture

The Dean of Engineering

The Chairman of the Summer Quarter

The Committee on Graduate Programs and Degrees

The Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station

The Director of the Engineering Experiment Station

The Director of the Agricultural Extension Division

The Director of the Engineering Extension Division

The Librarian

The Adviser to Women Students

The Health Officer

The Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association

Statistical Tables

Statistics of Enrolment and Graduation

Summary of Treasurer’s Reports

1927-1928, 1928-1929 Reports

Introduction

1927-1928 -- General Report

1928-1929 -- General Report

Appendix

Enrolment Statistics

Summary of Treasurer's Reports

1925-26, 1926-27 Reports

1925-1927 Introduction

1925-1926 -- General Report

1926-1927 -- General Report

Appendix

Appointments, Tenure, and Salaries

Vacations, Office Hours, Records, etc.

Enrolment Statistics

Summary of Treasurer's Reports

1919-1925 Reports

Index

Introduction

1919-1920 Report

Preliminary Statement

First General Report

Second General Report

Special Report on Instruction

Special Report on Organization

1920-1921—General Report For The Year

1921-1922—General Report For The Year

1922-1923—General Report For The Year

1923-1924—General Report For The Year

1924-1925—General Report For The Year

Enrolment Statistics

Summary of Treasurer's Reports