News Briefs


At the College’s fall Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 19, Steve Sproles from Derck & Edson presented the Board with an overview of the Campus Master Plan, which is expected to be completed by February 2017. The final product will include a space-utilization study, parking study, facilities condition assessment plan, and a Campus Master Plan for the next 10 years. Progress reports given at the Board meeting included strategies and outlook for enrollment growth, the addition of swimming and women’s golf to the College’s NCAA Division III lineup, construction of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center and the YMCA Partnership Building, plans for the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center and more. President Scott Miller and Provost and Vice President Timothy O’Rourke also announced the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ 2016 H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Excellence in Instructional Technology Award recipient, Dr. Thomas Brown, VWC Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Brown will be recognized at a luncheon in Richmond in November. Finally, Dr. Steven Emmanuel, Professor of Philosophy, and Dr. John Wang, Professor of Computer Science, and a group of studentds gave a special presentation about their trip to China this summer to help preserve religious heritage sites as part of the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program. The winter meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for February.