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Julian Ashby Burruss

(1876-1947)

 

—President 1919-1945 —

 
Julian Ashby Burruss Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
1. Julian Ashby Burruss Marker
Inscription. The first alumnus president, Julian Ashby Burruss guided VPI through tremendous increases in faculty, student body, and degree offerings; vast growth in the physical plant; and efficient changes in administrative structure. He successfully pushed to admit women and shortened the military requirement to two years, setting the stage for a larger civilian student body during his tenure. Radford College became the women's division of VPI.
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.707′ N, 80° 25.379′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Drillfield Drive 0.4 miles east of Greenhouse Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. April 16th Memorial (a few steps from this marker); William Bradford Alwood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alwood Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl Bertram Norris (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William MacFarland Patton (about 300 feet
Julian Ashby Burruss Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 3, 2011
2. Julian Ashby Burruss Marker
away); John Edward Williams (about 500 feet away); John William Hancock Jr. (about 600 feet away); Roy Jay Holden (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Short History of Virginia Tech: The Burruss Administration. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Burruss Hall | VA Tech. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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Burruss Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
3. Burruss Hall
Entrance to Burruss Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
4. Entrance to Burruss Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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