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Online Virginia Network Authority

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  • Description: The Online Virginia Network Authority (the Authority) is established as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth for the purpose of providing a means for individuals to earn degrees and postsecondary education credentials by improving the quality of and expanding access to online degree and credential programs that are beneficial to citizens, public institutions of higher education, and employers in the Commonwealth.
  • Staff Contact:

    George Mason University and Old Dominion University shall provide staff support to the Authority and the Board. All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the Board, upon request.

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox
The Honorable L. Nick Rush
The Honorable Lashrecse D. Aird
The Honorable James A. (Jay) Leftwich Jr.
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Stephen D. Newman
The Honorable William M. Stanley Jr.
The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
3 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Additional Members: One nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the board of visitors of George Mason University; One nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the board of visitors of Old Dominion University; and three members who shall serve ex officio with voting privileges, consisting of the President of George Mason University or his designee, the President of Old Dominion University or his designee, and the Director of the Council. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Authority shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 4 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 3 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 3
Max # Ex Officio: 3
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