The Board of Visitors (BOV) is the governing body for Virginia State University. By Code of Virginia section § 23‑165.6, the Board is responsible for controlling and expending funds of the University including its appropriations, appoint the President, establish tuition and fees and direct the affairs for University.
The 15 member Board of Visitors assemble on campus for quarterly scheduled meetings to discuss strategic planning and budgeting, student and academic affairs, endowment management, resources and governance, auditing, and facilities management. The members also participate in annual and special events on and off campus.
Back Row (Left to Right): Harry Black (Rector), Jahliel Thurman (Student Representative), Robert Denton, Jr., Allyn Carnam, Rodney Gaines (Faculty Representative), George Anas, II, Keith T. Miller (VSU President)
Front Row (Left to Right): Frederick Humphries, Felix Davis, Jr., Jennifer Hunter, Daphne Maxwell Reid (Secretary), Catherine Gillespie, E. Ray Murphy, Terone Green, Huron Winstead
Not Pictured: Willie Randall (Vice Rector), William Bosher, Jr., James Starkey, III