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The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors will hold an electronic orientation for new board members on Wednesday, August 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will be held in both open and closed session. Board members will access the meeting electronically via Zoom. The public may view a livestream of the open session videoconference at Should you have any interruption with the video broadcast of the meeting, please contact Taron James at (804) 828-8313.

There will be a one-hour public comment period during the meeting. The board will receive comments only on matters pertaining to the proposed agenda items.  

If you would like to offer public comment at the July 29 meeting, you must register by providing the following information via email sent to name, email and phone number, VCU affiliation, (e.g. student, faculty, employee, alumni, parent or member of the public), and request for reasonable accommodation. Please note in the subject line that you are registering to speak at the public comment. You may also call Chelsea Gray, board liaison, at (804) 828-9213 to register. 

Speakers will proceed in the order of registration and should be online at the start of the meeting at 8:30 a.m. to facilitate meeting operations.  Speakers will be limited to a maximum of three minutes each.  

Preference will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 20 individuals to register will have the opportunity to speak during the public comment period; individuals beyond the first 20 to register may submit written comments (see below). 

Individuals unable to virtually attend the public comment period or to provide comment during the allotted one-hour period may provide written comment via an open comment portal ensure an adequate opportunity for informed public comment on the proposed agenda items. All comments submitted to the portal must be by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 25.

Details of the meeting can be found at

In accordance with board procedures, there will be no opportunity for public comment during the meeting other than during the public comment period.


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