Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer
Scope and Content
The Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, 1937-2013, contains materials from her tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering such subjects as inclusion and diversity, women's issues, the AdvanceVT program, and strategic planning. The collection also includes some biographical information and photographs.
Series I: Biographical Materials and Photographs, 2004, 2011, n.d., includes a biography and curriculum vitae of Patricia Hyer as well as photographs of the Women's Center staff and a calendar cover from 2004.
Series II: Strategic Planning at Virginia Tech, 1972-2009, contains primarily printed materials, such as institutional research reports, information on graduation and non-returning student rates, historical information on the university, and materials from a Board of Visitors 2008 Strategic Planning Retreat. This series also includes information on the 1994 College of Education restructuring.
Series III: History of Women and Women's Issues, 1937-2010, consists of historical research, newspaper articles, speeches/presentations and reports. There are interviews with early women students and faculty, results from surveys about equality, general information on women in academia, materials on the foundation and history of the Women's Center on campus, and progress reports.
Series IV: AdvanceVT, 2002-2010, consists primarily of AdvanceVT annual reports from 2004 through 2009, along with the original NSF proposal. Additional materials are from the 2004 AdvanceVT Advisory Committee meeting, flyers and other ephemera from AdvanceVT events, and an incomplete set of AdvanceVT newsletters from 2004 through 2010.
Series V: Diversity Issues, 1990-2013, contains reports and research on diversity, multicultural affairs, affirmative action issues, and strategic planning for diversity. There are also reports on undergraduate African American enrollment, results from a 1999 campus climate survey, and documents from "Growing and Sustaining a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: 2010-2013 VT Diversity Strategic Plan."
- 1937 - 2013
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Dr. Patricia Brown "Pat" Hyer served two decades as Associate Provost at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University under six Provosts, including E. Fred Carlisle, Peggy S. Meszaros, and Mark G. McNamee. Before taking this position, she earned her bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan, two master's degrees at the University of Michigan, and finally a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from Virginia Tech. She also worked in administrative roles at Old Dominion University, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech.
Some of Hyer's accomplishments as Associate Provost include establishing the Women's Center at Virginia Tech and setting up wide-ranging and effective diversity policies for the University. She has also been influential as a member of the Virginia Network, a statewide organization for women in higher education in Virginia, serving as state coordinator for three years and then on its board of directors for fifteen years.
Hyer has received numerous awards for her service, including Woman of the Year, Leader of the Year, and Woman of the Decade. She retired in 2010.
2.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
This collection contains materials from Patricia Hyer's tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering such subjects as inclusion and diversity, women's issues, the AdvanceVT program, and strategic planning. The collection also includes some biographical information.
The collection is divided into five series. Within each series, materials are in chronological order.
- Series I: Biographical Materials and Photographs, 2004, 2011, n.d.
- Series II: Strategic Planning at Virginia Tech, 1972-2009
- Series III: History of Women and Women's Issues, 1937-2010
- Series IV: AdvanceVT, 2002-2010
- Series V: Diversity Issues, 1990-2013
Source of Acquisition
This collection was transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 2011. Additional materials were donated in 2014 and 2015.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the collection was completed in January 2012. Additional processing, arrangement, and description with the integration of the 2014 and 2015 accessions was completed in April 2015.
- Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-
- Inclusion and diversity in higher education
- Record Group 5
- University Archives
- University History
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Office of the Provost
- Women -- History
- Women in higher education
- Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, 1937-2013
- Kimberly Staub, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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