Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (1980-present)
- Usage: 1980-
- Usage: 2014-
After decades of efforts by various factions to establish a School of Veterinary Medicine in Virginia, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine finally became a reality in 1980. A dean had been appointed in 1974, with the College using the departments of Veterinary Science at Tech and the University of Maryland as its home bases. In 1978, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approved a plan to establish a regional college to offer a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The agreement was officially ratified by the Virginia and Maryland Governors in 1980. While the official name remains the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2014, the name was informally shortened to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
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William Edward Lavery (1930-2009) was president of Virginia Tech from 1975 to 1987. The collection contains mainly incoming and outgoing correspondence (1975-1987) concerning college activities and issues of Lavery's administration including admission and records; commencement exercises; inaugural activities; homecoming; the Alumni Association; faculty and student affairs; the College of Veterinary Medicine; speeches and speech material.