In the closing days of 2010, UVA Today looks back at some of the University's top stories of the past 12 months.
December 21, 2010 — John T. Casteen III is truly a son of the University of Virginia, having earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees here and served as dean of admission before becoming its seventh president in 1990.
A lot can happen in 20 years. And under Casteen's tenure as president, a lot did – 134 buildings were erected, representing 42 percent of the University's total built space; new programs created include the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the AccessUVa financial aid program; and half of all living alumni graduated.
Though his presidency came to a close in July, he leaves a considerable legacy. Below are a few stories detailing his many accomplishments, how he was honored for his service to the University, and how he said farewell.