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Hundreds honor King; Casteen given annual award

Former University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III was presented with the 2014 Charlottesville Martin Luther King Community Award during a local service in rememberance of Martin Luther King, Jr.. More than a celebration of King’s triumphs or a memorial for a life cut short at the apex of its momentum, Casteen asked attendees to look forward. He asked them to question the progress that’s been made since King’s 1968 assassination.



John Casteen is among the winners of the 2013 John Hope Franklin Awards by Diverse

Former University of  Virginia President John T. Casteen, women’s rights and education advocate Mary Hatwood Futrell and acclaimed sociologist William Julius Wilson were cited by Diverse for work that carried on the legacy of  the legendary late historian, writer, educator and humanitarian. More.

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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Announces 2013 John Hope Franklin Award Winners

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is pleased to announce the distinguished 2013 class of John Hope Franklin awardees. John T. Casteen III served as president of the University of Virginia from 1990-2010. During that time, he oversaw a major restructuring of the university's administrative and governance structures, one of the largest capital funds campaigns ever undertaken, significant improvements in academic programs, and major expansions of the University's physical facilities. More (PDF).

Trust, Accountability, and Integrity: Board Responsibilities for Intercollegiate Athletics

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and John T. Casteen III, director of this project, are pleased to share the results of their recent study on the engagement of governing boards in the oversight of intercollegiate athletics. More.

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Announces Six Grants to Advance Policy and Best Practices

Knight Commission | October 26, 2011

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics announced the results of a competitive grants program, "Shaping policy and practice in intercollegiate athletics for the benefit of students and institutions." The Commission received 38 applications from researchers and organizations throughout the country and selected six for funding. More.

Governor McDonnell Announces Additional Board Appointments

Commonwealth of Virginia | November 23, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced appointments to one Virginia board. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead. More.

University of Edinburgh Confers Honorary Degree on Casteen

UVA Today | July 5, 2011

John T. Casteen III, president emeritus of the University of Virginia, received an honorary doctorate on July 1 from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. More.

President Obama Appoints John Casteen and Timothy Broas to Woodrow Wilson Center Board of Trustees

PR Newswire | January 13, 2011

President Obama recently announced the appointments of John Casteen and Timothy Broas to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. More.

U.Va. President Emeritus joins Virginia Intermont Board of Trustees

UVA Today | September 20, 2010

John T. Casteen III, widely recognized for transforming the University of Virginia into an institution of world standing, is joining in leadership of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va. More.

Casteen's Tenure Marked By Change

Daily Progress | July 19, 2010

President John T. Casteen III is leaving the University of Virginia a far different institution than it was when he took office in 1990. More.

A President's Legacy: Casteen, Others Evaluate His 20 Years Shepherding U.Va.

Daily Progress | July 18, 2010

As John T. Casteen III was inaugurated as the University of Virginia's seventh president on Oct. 6, 1990, the 46-year-old Portsmouth native laid out a vision that would guide UVa for the following two decades. More.

New $37.5 Million Building Aims to Unite UVa's Education School

Daily Progress | July 17, 2010

A new $37.5 million University of Virginia building was hailed Friday as the solution to uniting Curry School of Education students and faculty. More.

Brief in Support of Petition to Set Aside Civil Investigative Demands

June 29, 2010

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Exhibits to Brief in Support of Petition to Set Aside Civil Investigative Demands

June 29, 2010

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U-Va.'s Casteen on Community College Transfers

Washington Post | June 17, 2010

In an article published today, I share the success stories of a few hundred students who, each year, achieve a seemingly impossible feat: transferring from one of Virginia's community colleges to the University of Virginia, one of the most selective public universities in the nation. More.

The Builder: John Casteen retires after two decades as U.Va. President

Virginia Magazine

"Finis Origine Pendet: The end depends on the beginning," said then-University Rector Edward Elson, welcoming John T. Casteen III to his inauguration as the University of Virginia's seventh president.

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Casteen's Finals Farewell Focuses on the Class of 2010

UVA Today

John T. Casteen III would have been forgiven a few minutes of self-indulgence as he addressed the University of Virginia's class of 2010 during Sunday's Final Exercises, the last major public event of his 20-year presidency.

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Arts Grounds Precinct To Be Named for the Casteens

UVA Today

As it embarks on a $6.3 million campaign for the expansion of the Drama Building, the University of Virginia is planning to name the arts precinct on Grounds for President John T. Casteen III and his wife, Betsy Casteen.

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General Assembly Commends Casteen for Years of Service

UVA Today

The Virginia General Assembly approved a joint resolution recognizing University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III. The resolution, presented to Casteen on March 2, 2010 on the floor of the state Senate, commends the retiring president for his leadership in higher education, which has "made the University of Virginia what Thomas Jefferson envisioned – the capstone of public education in Virginia.

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President Casteen Delivers His Final State of the University Address

UVA Today

Retiring University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III used the occasion of his final State of the University speech Tuesday to take a sweeping look back at his 20-year tenure – outlining both the challenges the University has faced and the transformations it has undergone.

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Other Leaders Comment on President Casteen's Contributions

UVA Today

"The Presidency of Mr. Jefferson's University is a unique position in global higher education, and John has been a wonderful steward of the school at a time of great change and progress."
Gov. Timothy M. Kain.

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Casteen surprised with McIntire award

Daily Progress | November 19, 2009

Retiring University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III walked in to give a speech and walked out with the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s highest award given to a local resident. More.

Casteen and Parsons Receive Thomas Jefferson Awards

UVA Today | October 16, 2009

The University of Virginia presented two Thomas Jefferson Awards today, one recognizing excellence in service and the other recognizing excellence in scholarship. They are the highest honors that the University bestows. The award for service was given to President John T. Casteen III, who will step down from the presidency next August. More.

University of Virginia Campaign Reaches $2 Billion Milestone

UVA Today | September 14, 2009

Despite the challenges of raising funds in the country's deepest recession since the 1930s, the University of Virginia has reached the $2 billion mark in its $3 billion fundraising campaigns. More.

Casteen greets his last group of 1st-years

Daily Progress | August 24, 2009

For the incoming first-year class at the University of Virginia, Sunday's Opening Convocation on the Lawn was the first time they were addressed by the university's president. More.

Casteen Welcomes Class of 2013, His Last as U.Va. President

UVA Today | August 24, 2009

Much of "Move-In Day" and the Opening Convocation for new University of Virginia students was the same this year as in years past. More.

UVA President John Casteen Retiring

NBC 29 | June 12, 2009 (Updated: June 26, 2009)

University of Virginia President John Casteen will retire next year. At a Board of Vistors meeting Friday, Casteen announced he will retire August 1, 2010. More.

Timeline: U.Va.‘s John T. Casteen III

Richmond Times-Dispatch | June 13, 2009

Highlights of Casteen's tenure: March 9, 1990 -- Casteen is named U.Va. president after a five-month search that included 150 candidates. He is inaugurated Oct. 6. More.

U.Va. president stepping down in 2010

Virginian-Pilot | June 13, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III announced Friday that he will step down at the end of his 20th year on Aug. 1, 2010. More.

U.Va. president to retire next year

Richmond Times-Dispatch | June 13, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III will retire next summer after 20 years at the helm of one of the nation's Public Ivies. More.

Casteen to retire next summer

Daily Progress | June 13, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III announced Friday that he will step down on Aug. 1, 2010, clearing the way for new leadership at the nation's No. 2 ranked public university for the first time in two decades. More.

U-Va. President Says He Will Step Down

Washington Post | June 13, 2009

John T. Casteen III, who has led the University of Virginia to a greatly enhanced reputation as one of the most academically elite colleges in the country, announced yesterday that he would step down next year after 20 years as president. More.

UVa. president to retire in 2010

Washington Times | June 13, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III announced Friday that he will retire on Aug. 10, 2010, at the conclusion of his 20th year on the job. More.

University President John T. Casteen III to Step Down in 2010

UVA Today | June 12, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III, who became president in 1990, announced today at a meeting of the Board of Visitors that he will step down at the conclusion of his 20th year on Aug. 1, 2010. He will become President Emeritus at that time. More.

University of Virginia president to step down in 2010

Lynchburg News Advance | June 12, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III announced Friday afternoon that he will step down Aug. 1, 2010. More.

U.Va. President Casteen to step down next summer

Richmond Times-Dispatch | June 12, 2009

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III told the board of visitors today that he will step down next summer. More.