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Malpass, Leslie F.



  • Existence: 1922 - 2011

Biographical Note

Leslie F. Malpass (1922 - 2011) studied at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He earned degrees in psychology at the University of Syracuse, a B.A. in 1947, a MA in 1949, and a Ph.D. in 1952.

Malpass served as Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Arts and Sciences from 1965 until 1968, when he became Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this position, he was responsible for the academic functioning of the university.

In August 1974, Krebs left Virginia Tech to assume the post of President of Western Illinois University (WIU). During his tenure (1974-1887), he supervised the construction of the architecturally notable University Library, which was renamed in his honor and rededicated as the Leslie F. Malpass Library in 2001.

Malpass wrote numerous book, monographs, and refereed journal articles. Besides his teaching activities, he was involved in the planning and organization of the Special Olympics. He also was a consultant to the development of the Peace Corps.

WIU Mourns Passing of Former President Leslie F. Malpass, March 17, 2011
Hall-Wynne Funeral Service memorial obituary

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Office of Academic Affairs, Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-05-01-02
Scope and Content This collection consists primarily of correspondence and records of Leslie F. Malpass, Alfred Krebs, and Donald C. Darnton from the Office of Academic Affairs at Virginia Tech. The bulk is from Malpass' tenure as Vice-President for Academic Affairs (1968-1974), but there also are materials from Alfred H. Krebs' tenure as director of Summer School (1970-1972) and as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs under Malpass (1972-1974) and from Donald C. Darnton's tenure as Director of...
Dates: 1961 - 1977; Majority of material found within ( 1965-1976)