Virginia Charter is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University’s Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology program and went on to earn a master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcestor Polytechnic Institute. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at OSU.
Prior to returning to OSU, Ms. Charter was a Senior Consultant for the Las Vegas office of Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. (RJA). She has been involved in the preparation of performance specifications and conceptual drawings for fire alarm and automatic sprinkler systems, as well as construction design documents including fire protection reports, code equivalencies, and general
code consulting for many projects across the nation and abroad. In addition, Ms. Charter has valuable technical knowledge in egress and smoke control analysis, including the production of exiting and smoke control diagrams.Also, she has been involved with special inspection services for the commissioning of smoke control systems as required by the local authorities and construction management.
Ms. Charter has been the lead project manager for several large developments and specializes in hotel/casino projects. She was highly involved in providing fire protection and life safety consulting for the massive CityCenter development in Las Vegas. She has also worked on multiple military bases throughout the U.S as well as in healthcare facilities.
Ms. Charter is an active member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers as well as the National Fire Protection Association. She is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in Nevada, California and Oklahoma.