Hyer, Patricia, Records of the Office of the Associate Provost

Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer, 1937-2013 RG.05.01.10a


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.05.01.10a
Title
Records of the Office of the Associate Provost, Patricia Hyer1937-2013
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00980.xml
Quantity
2.2 Cubic Feet 3 boxes
Creator
Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], 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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Hyer, Patricia B. (Patricia Brown), 1948-
  • Inclusion and diversity in higher education
  • 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

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/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

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