W. Harmon Named Senior Vice President At U.Va.
5, 2001-- William W. Harmon, vice president for student
affairs at the University of Virginia since 1994, will become senior
vice president this summer.
M. Lampkin, associate vice president for student affairs, will serve
as interim vice president while a search is conducted to replace
him, said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III.
his new role, Harmon will serve as a key member of the team spearheading
plans for a new basketball and special-events facility. With longtime
experience as a career student-affairs administrator and as a former
student-athlete, he also will assist in implementing recommendations
of the athletics task force related to academic support and student
to Casteen, Harmon will represent the University in community organizations
and will work closely with various University departments officials
to help attract more minority candidates as employees or studentson
recruitment and retention of students and employees.
brings valuable experience with student-life issues and with Division
I athletics to his new role," Casteen said. "He is well
equipped to be an ambassador for the University in many settings,
and I am pleased that he has agreed to take on these new responsibilities
on the Universitys behalf."
his vice presidency, Harmon oversaw the growth of several programs
to improve services to students. Among them were the comprehensive
summer orientation program for entering students; expansion of University
Career Services in its new Bryant Hall location; renovation and
expansion of the student health center, including the consolidation
of counseling and psychological services; significant programming
to combat student alcohol abuse, and a task force to consider the
expansion of the Office of African-American Affairs as an institutional
resource on diversity. He also encouraged and supported student
initiatives such as Mosaic House, a multi-cultural residence hall
that opened in 1995, and current planning for a new student center.
his many institutional committee assignments, Harmon chaired the
search for an athletics director in 1994-95 and a University-wide
alcohol task force in 1997.
coming to U.Va., Harmon was vice chancellor of student affairs at
the University of Pittsburgh and associate vice president for student
affairs and dean of University College at Wichita State University.
Louise Dudley, (434) 924-1400