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Board of Visitors

A 17-member board appointed by the Governor, the Board of Visitors has the power to control and expend the funds of the University and any appropriation made to it, the power to make all rules and regulations concerning the University, the power to appoint the President, who is the chief executive officer of the University.

Members of the Board of Visitors are appointed for four-year renewable terms, and no member may serve for or during more than two successive four-year terms. Three members may be non-residents of Virginia, and at least three members must be alumni of Old Dominion University. A non-voting student representative is elected annually by the Board of Visitors.

The Board of Visitors holds quarterly meetings in September, December, April and June of each year. Meetings of the Executive Committee are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

2022 Interim Executive Summary of Activities Board of Visitors Bylaws

Board of Visitors Meeting Access Policy

In an effort to improve public transparency through real-time electronic access to regular meetings of the Board of Visitors, the public meeting notice for each regular meeting will include a link to live-streamed video in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule


A list of current members of the board and dates appointed.

Board of Visitors Committees 2022-2023

List of the Board's committees and members

Board of Visitors Policies

The Policy Review Committee will be discussing the following policies at an upcoming meeting and is seeking comments from the University community. Please direct any questions or comments about these policies to the Chair of the Policy Review Committee at dmeeks@odu.edu

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