The University is organized with leadership at several levels, bringing together its broad range of communities, professional disciplines and functional areas.
Board Of Visitors
The Board of Visitors was established before the University itself was built and continues to serve as its highest oversight body. It is composed of 17 voting members appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, plus two non-voting student and faculty representatives.
The president is advised by the academic deans and the cabinet. This leadership team is dedicated to advancing the University's academic mission, research enterprise and strategic vision.
Faculty, Staff And Student Leadership
These elected representatives provide leadership with input and guidance from the University’s more than 16,000 faculty and staff and 22,000 students.
Athletics Advisory Council
The Athletics Advisory Council (AAC) is charged with reviewing and advising the President of the University and the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Programs on policy issues regarding the University’s intercollegiate athletics program.