University of Virginia
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UVa opened in March 1825 with 123 students..
The current president is Teresa Sullivan, who took office on August 1, 2010.
- School of Architecture
- College and School of Arts & Sciences
- McIntire School of Commerce
- School of Continuing and Studies
- Darden School of Business
- Curry School of Education
- School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
- School of Law
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- College at Wise
Transportation and the University
The University is currently implementing strategies to reduce the number of employees who drive alone while commuting to work. The transportation demand management program (TDM) is also intended to reduce demand for parking spaces as the university continues its strategy of in-fill development.
Economic impact on the community
There are over 12,500 employees at UVa, with an additional 5,500 working at the University Medical Center. These figures represent 15 percent of the total employment for Charlotteasville and Albemarle County. Over 20,000 students contribute to the economy. The University is currently in the midst of a $3 billion capital campaign.
For the 2010-11 academic year, UVa has 14,297 undergraduate and 6,598 graduate students. UVa officials are also exploring the possibility of expanding enrollments by 1,400 undergraduates over the next five years. President Sullivan told the Chamber of Commerce on November 30, 2010 that the growth will not detract from the community's quality of life.
Connections to area planning
The University of Virginia participates in local planning as a member of several planning groups. The University's Senior Land Use Officer in the Office of the Architect, Julia Monteith, serves as a non-voting member of the MPO Policy Board and the Albemarle County Planning Commission. At those meetings, she often reports on news from the University Transit Service.
The University office of Architect released a Grounds Plan in 2008 that outlines a strategy for infill growth.
UVa oversaw the building of the North Grounds Connector, completed in 2006.
Master planning at the University is overseen by the University of Virginia Master Planning Council.
The Office of Community Relations coordinates interaction with citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle County that are affected by the university's growth.
In 2010, the UVA Board of Visitors approved spending $22.9 million to renovate the Rotunda. The leaking roof will be repaired and the Corinthian decorations on the columns will be replaced. Funding will come from private donations as well as a request from the state of Virginia.
In 2009, the University instituted the Grounds Plan that will direct land-use planning for the next 20 years. The Plan is organized into four sections: The Setting, Framework and Systems, Program and Precincts, and Case Studies.
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