A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, 1937-2013 Hyer, Patricia, Records of the Office of the Associate Provost RG 5/1/10a

A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, 1937-2013

A Collection in
Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Number RG 5/1/10a


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2020 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Kimberly Staub, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 5/1/10a
Title
Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, 1937-2013
Physical Characteristics
2.2 Cubic Feet; 3 boxes
Creator
Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, RG 5/1/10a, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in 2011. Additional materials were donated in 2014 and 2015.

Processing Information

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.


Biographical Note

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.

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."

Arrangement

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

Related Material

Two additional speeches by Laura Jane Harper are available online from Special Collections and University Archives.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Inclusion and diversity in higher education
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Women -- History
  • Women in higher education
  • Organizations:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Office of the Provost
  • People:

  • Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-

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/).

Contents List

Series I: Biographical Materials and Photographs, 2004, 2011, n.d.
  • box-folder 1
    1
    Brief Biography, 2011
  • box-folder 1
    2
    Curriculum Vitae, 2011
  • box-folder 3
    11
    Photographs, 2004, n.d.
Series II: Strategic Planning at Virginia Tech, 1972-2008
  • box-folder 1
    10
    Reports Removed to Catalogue, 1972-2004
  • box-folder 1
    4
    Report on Graduation Rates, 1991
  • box-folder 1
    3
    Institutional Research Reports, 1991-2000
  • box-folder 1
    5
    VT Academic Administration Fact Book Fall 1992, 1993
  • box-folder 1
    6
    A Decade of Admissions Data, 1994
  • box-folder 1
    7
    Preliminary Plan for Restructuring of the College of Education, 1994
  • box-folder 1
    8
    Non-Returning Student Analysis, 1996
  • box-folder 2
    1-2
    Leadership Meeting on Faculty Worklife Issues, 2005
  • box-folder 1
    9
    Board of Visitors Strategic Planning Retreat, 2008
  • box-folder 2
    3-4
    VT Climate Survey Results, 2009
Series III: History of Women and Women's Issues, 1962-2010
  • box-folder 2
    5
    Presentations and Articles on Women and Women's History at VT, 1937-1994
  • box-folder 2
    6
    Presentations and Articles on Women and Women's History at VT, 1995-2006
  • box-folder 2
    7
    Presentations and Articles on Women and Women's History at VT, 2010-2011, n.d.
  • box-folder 1
    11
    Harper's "Education of Women at VPI", 1962
  • box-folder 1
    12
    Lancaster Interview, "How Times Have Changed", 1964
  • box-folder 1
    13
    Fabric of Women in Administration, 1981
  • box-folder 1
    14
    Perceptions of Sex Equality, 1983
  • box-folder 1
    15
    Status of Women at VPI&SU: 5-year Progress Report, 1983
  • box-folder 1
    16
    Child Care Studies, 1983-1984, 1990
  • box-folder 2
    8
    Female Faculty at VT Study, 1986-1988
  • box-folder 1
    17
    Women Faculty at VT: Analysis by Disc and Rank Institutional Research, 1988
  • box-folder 1
    18
    Chronology and Summary of Studies on Women at Virginia Tech, 1981-1982 to 1990-1991, 1991
  • box-folder 1
    19
    Organization of Women Faculty, 1993-2001
  • box-folder 1
    20
    Women's Center Original Proposal, 1993
  • box-folder 1
    21
    History of Women Students at VT, 1995
  • box-folder 1
    23
    Family Friendly Policies Task Force, 1996-1997
  • box-folder 2
    9
    Women's History at VT Multimedia, ca. 2000s
    • "Women's Center Celebrating Sixteen Sweet Years Tribute to Pat Hyer" (2 copies, CD)
    • "Whammos, Whizbangs, & Whetstones: Women at Virginia Tech" powerpoint presentation by Clara Cox (CD)
    • Flash drive with "Creating the Future for Women at Virginia Tech" (2004) and "The Legacy: Women at Virginia Tech" powerpoint presentations
  • box-folder 2
    10
    Resolution on the University's Policy Against Discrimination, 2003
  • box-folder 1
    22
    "Women at Virginia Tech" Presentation by Clara Cox, 2005
  • box-folder 2
    11
    "Cool Women of Virginia Tech" Calendar, 2006
  • box-folder 1
    24
    "Women at VT: Milestones on the Journey" Talk by Patricia Hyer, 2010
  • box-folder 1
    25
    Women's Center 16th Anniversary Tribute to Patricia Hyer, 2010
  • box-folder 2
    12
    General Information on Women in Academia
  • box-folder 2
    13
    General Information on Women at VT
  • box-folder 1
    26
    "Legacies of Resistance and Survival: The First Black Women Students at Virginia Tech" (VHS)
Series IV: Advance VT, 2002-2009
  • box-folder 1
    27
    Advance VT Original NSF Proposal, 2002
  • box-folder 3
    1-2
    AdvanceVT Advisory Committee Meeting, 2004-01-22
  • box-folder 1
    28
    Advance VT Materials, 2004-2009
  • box-folder 3
    4
    AdvanceVT Newsletters (incomplete run), 2004-2010
  • box-folder 3
    3
    AdvanceVT Reports, Presentations, and Flyers, 2004-2009, n.d.
  • box-folder 1
    29
    AdvanceVT Annual Report, 2004
  • box-folder 1
    30
    AdvanceVT Annual Report, 2005
  • box-folder 1
    31
    AdvanceVT Annual Report, 2006
  • box-folder 1
    32
    AdvanceVT Annual Report, 2007
  • box-folder 1
    33
    AdvanceVT Annual Report, 2008
  • box-folder 1
    34
    AdvanceVT Annual Report, 2009
Series V: Diversity Issues, 1990-2005
  • box-folder 1
    35
    Miscellaneous Diversity Documents, 1990-2005
  • box-folder 1
    36
    Robinson Dissertation Regarding Tenure for African American Faculty at VT, 1996
  • box-folder 1
    37
    Torgerson Address on Diversity, 1997
  • box-folder 1
    38
    University-Wide Diversity Related Initiatives, 1997-1998
  • box-folder 3
    5
    "Women and Minorities at Virginia Tech", 1998
  • box-folder 3
    6
    The Campus Climate for Diversity: Faculty Perceptions, 1999
  • box-folder 1
    39
    Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP), 1999
  • box-folder 1
    40
    Diversity Report to SCHEV, 2000
  • box-folder 1
    41
    Report of the Provost's Task Force on Undergraduate Enrollment of African American Students, 2000
  • box-folder 3
    7
    Board of Visitors Denial of Shelli Fowler Appointment Materials, 2002
  • box-folder 1
    42
    Black Alumni Reunion, 2003
  • box-folder 1
    43
    Forum on Narrow Tailoring, 2003
  • box-folder 1
    44
    Narrow Tailoring / OCR Complaint, 2003-2004
  • box-folder 3
    8-10
    "Growing and Sustaining a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: 2010-2013 VT Diversity Strategic Plan"
  • box-folder 1
    45
    Commitment to Affirmative Action

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-