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CIT president to speak

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 18 - February 2, 1995

The new president of Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology, Robert G. Templin Jr., will speak on "The Wireless Valley" at a breakfast celebrating National Engineers' Week on February 22.

Templin will focus on the efforts of Virginia Tech researchers and the CIT to develop the southwest region of Virginia as a mecca for wireless research and educational activities. New research endeavors will be announced at the breakfast to be attended by members of the Roanoke and New River Valley business, education, and political community.

Templin began his presidency at the CIT in September of 1994 after serving as the president of Thomas Nelson Community College of Hampton for the past eight years. In addition, he has served in administrative and faculty positions within the Virginia Community College System, the University of Virginia, and at colleges and universities in Maryland, North Carolina, and Kentucky.

During the past three years, Templin has concentrated on facilitating the development and transfer of technology resources to stimulate economic development across Virginia. He is the founding chairman of the Board of the Peninsula Advanced Technology Center. It serves as a coordinating organization to link that region's businesses with Virginia colleges and universities and federal labs such as the NASA-Research Center and the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.

Templin's work in education and economic development has been featured recently in such publications as Fortune and Virginia Business magazines.

Gov. George Allen has appointed Templin to serve as a member of the Opportunity Virginia Steering Committee, the Governor's Commission on Base Retention and Defense Adjustment, and the Science and Technology Task Force.

National Engineers' Week is February 19-25. The breakfast will be at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.