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Meeting Information

FULL BOARD OF VISITORS
Friday, January, 1998
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Dome Room, The Rotunda


I. ACTION ITEMS (Mr. Casteen)

A. Establishment of Professorship

  1. J. Francis Dammann Professorship in Pediatric Cardiology

B. Naming of Buildings

  1. New Classroom Building at Clinch Valley College

  2. Chancellor's Residence at Clinch Valley College


A. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROFESSORSHIP. Approval to establish professorship in the School of Medicine.

  1. J. FRANCIS DAMMANN PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY.

BACKGROUND: The Dammann Professorship honors Dr. Dammann, a retired member of the Medical School faculty and a distinguished pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Dammann was both a distinguished physician and outstanding teacher, and he was known as a pioneer in the treatment of pediatric heart disease. He was on the faculty for nearly 35 years.

The chair is being made possible by gifts from friends, colleagues, former students and patients of Dr. Dammannn.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE J. FRANCIS DAMMANN PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

The President will propose the adoption of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, J. Francis Dammann took an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati and held distinguished fellowships at several institutions, as well as an academic appointment to the University of California at Los Angeles; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Dammann joined the faculty of the School of Medicine in 1955 as Associate Professor of Surgical Cardiology in the Department of Surgery; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Dammann earned a reputation not only as a pioneer in the treatment of pediatric heart disease and the care of children and adults after open heart surgery, but also as a superb teacher and caring and compassionate physician; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Dammann retired as Professor of Surgical Cardiology and Professor of Pediatrics in 1987; and

WHEREAS, a number of Dr. Dammann's friends, colleagues and former students have contributed generously toward a professorship in his honor;

RESOLVED, The Board of Visitors establishes the J. Francis Dammann Professorship in Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, commends the generosity of the donors who have made the professorship possible, and thanks Dr. Dammann for his contributions to medicine and his service to the University.


B.1. New Classroom Building at Clinch Valley College

BACKGROUND: In October 1997, the College completed construction of its first new classroom building in twenty-five years. The building was constructed with funds approved by Virginia's citizens in the General Obligation Bond program of 1992.

DISCUSSION: The building is currently being called the new classroom building or the connector building. Rather than refer to the building by a generic name, the College recommends naming the building "Commonwealth Hall." The Clinch Valley College Advisory Council and the University Names Committee have approved a resolution to make this change.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors.


B.2. Chancellor's Residence

BACKGROUND: The Chancellor's residence at Clinch Valley College was built in 1991. The residence is, of course, a home for the

Chancellor and his family and it is used as well for many public functions that support College programs and activities. The Clinch Valley College Advisory Council and the University Names Committee have approved a resolution to name the residence "Lila Vicars Smith".

DISCUSSION: The Smith family of Wise County has been extremely supportive of the College over the years. Carl Smith has made generous contributions to a number of things at the College, including gifts for the Chancellor's residence in memory of his mother, Lila Vicars Smith. Mrs. Smith, who was respected for her graciousness, had early roots in the Town of Wise. She believed in the value of education and she was determined that her son have a quality education and to be prepared to succeed and contribute to his community.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors.

 

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