Professor Melvin Cherno Will Again Take On Role Of Principal Of
Hereford Residential College
27, 2000 -- Melvin Cherno, the Joseph L. Vaughan
Professor of Humanities in the School of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, has been chosen as the new principal for Hereford Residential
College at the University of Virginia. He will begin his term of
office July 1, succeeding architecture professor Daniel Bluestone,
who has served as the residential college's principal for the past
a member of the faculty since 1980, was chair of the Division of
Humanities in the School of Engineering from 1980 to 1990.
and his wife Dolores (Dee) are no strangers to Hereford College;
they lived there when Melvin Cherno served as the first principal
of the college from 1991 to 1996. They will again live in Vaughan
House, the principal's residence, and say they are looking forward
to working with a new generation of students and experiencing the
college at a new stage in its history.
teaching at Oakland University from 1960 to 1980, Cherno was active
in the formation of innovative "inner colleges" there. Faculty and
students involved in the inner colleges frequently ate together
and were involved in joint activities outside of the usual college
Hereford Residential College houses approximately 500 students,
of whom about 125 are first-year students. Hereford is the second
residential college to be created at the University of Virginia.
(Brown Residential College, housing approximately 300, was the first.)
There are tentative plans for a third residential college, an international
college, which could open as early as the Fall of 2001, according
to associate provost Shirley L. Menaker.
currently houses a large number of international students, who enjoy
the community aspects of a residential college. The college offers
many social events, short courses and opportunities for interaction
with resident faculty and faculty fellows.
the Hereford website at: http://hereford.virginia.edu// for
more information about the college and its offerings.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856