The new West Virginia University Board of Advisors, which will be WVUs governing board starting next year, will hold its first on-campus meeting Friday, Sept. 15, at the Mountainlair Rhododendron Room.

Under higher education reform legislation passed this year, the Board of Advisors will be WVUs governing board starting in July 2001. This year, higher education reports to an interim governing board. The Board of Advisors has 15 members, including a faculty, staff and student representatives and four out-of-state members. The board has met once via conference call, but this is their first on-campus meeting.

The meetings morning session will begin at 10 a.m. and include introductions and the election of officers.

From noon-1:30 p.m., Board of Advisors members and members of visiting committees for all of WVUs colleges and schools will attend a luncheon in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. will address the group.

The Board of Advisors will reconvene in the Rhododendron Room at 2 p.m. for a briefing on the higher education reform bill (Senate Bill 653) and brainstorming on future agenda topics. The meeting will adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m.