The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors Executive Committee approved a resolution to establish a School of Communication and Digital Media.

Pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the school will be hosted in the College beginning in the fall. The school will enhance the university’s ability to create, convey, and apply knowledge that expands personal growth and understanding of human communication, improves media practice, and broadens media literacy among voters and other media consumers.

It will supersede the Department of Communication, with the expectation that new majors will be developed to complement the current majors in public relations, multimedia journalism, sports media and analytics, and communication science and social inquiry.