Does open meeting law hinder the University of Virginia Board of Visitors?

From The Daily Progress:

One of the suggestions that’s been floated for pushing the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors to engage in more frank discussion? Allow them to meet in private more.

“The Freedom of Information Act is ridiculous,” said Council of Foundations Chairman Jeffrey C. Walker at the board’s most recent meeting. “And so the fact … that three Board of Visitors members can’t get in a room and talk to each other doesn’t make a lot of sense. And it’s not like that’s a generally accepted way of doing it. There are other states where you look at it and they have informal meetings without decisions and you can get everybody to do it. I’ve participated in those kind of meetings.”