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Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Office of the Dean of Students



  • Existence: 1944 - 1970

Historical Note

In 1923, President Burruss recommended to the Board of Visitors that a dean to work in the area of student activities be appointed. Dr. Henry F. Holtzclaw was hired to be Dean of Students. He also held the titles of Dean of the School of Business Administration and Professor of Economics. The following year, Holtzclaw did not return and the position of Dean of Students was abolished. Officially, the responsibilities of that office were transferred to the office of the Dean of the College, but unofficially the duties were divided between the Dean of the College and the Secretary of the YMCA.