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Administrative changes announced

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 31 - May 4, 1995

Tom Goodale, vice president for student affairs, will step down from his position June 30, and Provost Peggy Meszaros announced that she has named Landrum L. Cross as vice president for student affairs.

In announcing his decision, Goodale said that he has accomplished what he set out to do, and now was a good time to step aside. "When I came to Virginia Tech six and a half years ago, there were three things that I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to create a friendlier, more supportive atmosphere for students. I wanted to enhance the diversity of our student programs. And I wanted to improve the facilities for student life," Goodale said.

Goodale noted that with Squires Student Center and G. Burke Johnston operational, work on the new student health and recreational and fitness center would begin shortly.

"Dr. Goodale has made a significant contribution to the life of this university and its students. He cares deeply about the well-being of every student and has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of student life at Virginia Tech," Meszaros said.

"My greatest asset was the students," Goodale said. "This is a great bunch of kids."

Meszaros named Cross as vice president of student affairs for a term of two and a half years. Cross, who is the associate vice president, has been with the office since 1983.

"I look forward to working with President Torgersen and Provost Meszaros," Cross said. "They are the kind of leaders this university needs. They are not locked into any existing paradigm." Cross also said "I share Tom Goodale's commitment to making all of our students feel a part of the Virginia Tech community."