Brandt, Warren William, 1923-2017
Born in Lansing, Michigan, Warren William Brandt (1923-2017) received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1944. He went on to pursue a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Illinois. Brandt came to Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) from Kansas State University in 1963. He served as Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School from 1963 through 1965, when the office was split into two positions and he became Vice-President of Academic Affairs in 1966. He served in this role until 1968, when he became Executive Vice-President of the university. Brandt left VPI in 1969 to become the first president of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
For more information, see "Warren Brandt, VCU’s president in a time of transition and turmoil, dies at 93", Virginia Commonwealth University, July 7, 2017, https://www.news.vcu.edu/article/Warren_Brandt_VCUs_president_in_a_time_of_transition_and_turmoil.