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Brandt, Warren William, 1923-2017


Biographical Note

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,

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Office of Vice-President and the Office of Executive Vice-President, Warren W. Brandt

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-03-04
Abstract This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of Warren W. Brandt in his capacity as Vice-President of Academic Affairs (1966-1968). However, it also includes many of his files from his period as Executive Vice-President (1968-1969) as well as material from his term as Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School (1963-1965). There is material and correspondence concerning budget matters, Center for Research in College Instruction of Science and Math, Corps of Cadets, the Dean...
Dates: 1958 - 1969