Meetings on Commission on U.Va.'s Future Set

Oct. 8, 2007 -- Last spring, the Commission on the Future of the University was created to outline directions for U.Va. for the next decade and beyond. Oct. 11 and 12, commission leaders will present preliminary recommendations and respond to questions. The University community is encouraged to attend and to share opinions with the commission, joining hundreds who have already done so by reading the reports and leaving comments through the commission Web page.

After these meetings, the commission’s four committees (Schools and the Medical Center, Programmatic Initiatives, Faculty and Student Life, and Funding and Other Resources) will post revised reports in November. At that time, the community again will be invited to review the reports and share opinions. The final reports will be submitted to President John T. Casteen III in December, and to the Board of Visitors in February 2008. “I hope you will mark your calendars and plan to attend one of these meetings to offer your thoughts,” Casteen wrote in an e-mail to the community. “For your participation in this important planning process, I am grateful.”

Learn more at: www.virginia edu/planningdocuments/ commission.

• Oct. 11, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., McKim Hall Auditorium

• Oct. 12, 12 to 1 p.m., Rotunda Dome Room