4-VA's mission is to promote inter-university collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university in order to accomplish much more than any individual university could achieve alone.
4-VA strives to:
- Decrease the cost of delivering instruction,
- Significantly expand access for all Virginians to programs preparing them for rewarding careers,
- Increase research competitiveness, and
- Enhance the success rate of students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and programs.
Each university contributed funding to establish the 4-VA Office and hire staff. Mr. John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., supported the presidents’ vision and sponsored a great deal of technology to seed the early projects. Virginia’s legislature provided project funding.