(a. The Governor may appoint visitors from a list of qualified persons submitted to him by the alumni association of the Virginia Military Institute, on or before the first day of April of any year in which the terms of any visitors will expire.
(b. Whenever a vacancy occurs, otherwise than by expiration of term, the Governor shall certify this fact to the association and nominations may be submitted of qualified persons and the Governor may fill the vacancy, if his discretion so dictates, from among the eligible nominees of the association.
Code 1919, § 835; 1930, p. 82; 1936, p. 262; 1944, p. 401; 1945, p. 50; 1946, p. 415; 1960, c. 187; 1968, c. 719; 1975, c. 111; 1978, c. 453.