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Minnis Ridenour

Senior Fellow for Resource Development, Virginia Tech
Minnis Ridenour

Mr. Minnis E. Ridenour served as Executive Vice President of Virginia Tech Foundation Incorporated since 1987 and served as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ridenour came to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (the university) in 1974 as the university’s Budget Director and Chief Business Officer and also served as its Vice President for Finance until 1987. Since May 2001, he served the university as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ridenour also served as Executive Vice President of the Virginia Tech Foundation and serves on the boards of other university related corporations. He began his career as Assistant Administrator with the United Methodist Homes and Health Care Facilities of the Holston Conference. He was employed in Marketing Research and Planning with the First Union National Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, and also held positions as Data Analyst, Research Associate, Coordinator and Director of the Office of Institutional Research at The University of Tennessee. Mr. Ridenour served as President of the Greater Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce; President of the Council for Finance and Administration, Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and also served on the Pensions Board of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mr. Ridenour served as Chairman of the board of directors of Rocco, Incorporated and the Montgomery Regional Hospital. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Comprehensive Computer Solutions, Incorporated (CCS) since 2005. He serves on the board of directors of Petroleum Marketing, Incorporated (PMI). He serves on the Virginia United Methodist Homes Board. He has been a Trustee of Virginia Health Care Foundation since July 2006. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in financial management for governmental and non-profit organizations. Mr. Ridenour serves as President on the board of directors of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO); as a member of the business affairs executive committee for the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges; and on the board of directors for the Science Museum of Western Virginia. He is a member of the board of directors for the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences; and is a member of the 2001 NACUBO Research Universities Council (National Association of College and University Business Officers). He is Senior Fellow for Resource Development at Virginia Tech. Mr. Ridenour received both his bachelors’ degree, in marketing and retailing and his master’s degree, in public finance and higher education administration, from The University of Tennessee.