Administration of higher education; restructures system. (SB534)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administration of higher education. Restructures the system of higher education by abolishing the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Chancellor and Board for the Virginia Community College System and transferring certain of their duties to the Secretary of Education, the Board of Education, and the Department for Veterans Services. Other Code sections pertaining to these agencies have been repealed. This bill also creates the Virginia Higher Education Advisory Board as an advisory board within the executive branch of state government. Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor. The Board is charged with advising the Governor, General Assembly, and Secretary of Education on the development and operation of a seamless and educationally and economically sound and coordinated system of higher education in the Commonwealth, including the establishment, control, and administration of the Virginia Community College System. The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary of Education have been expanded to authorize the Secretary to oversee the system of higher education. The terms of current appointees to the State Council of Higher Education and the Board for the Virginia Community College System will expire on July 1, 2010. The bill also makes several technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103896D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2010Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/16/2010Left in Education and Health