2010 in Review: After 20 Years, Casteen Sails Into the Sunset

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.

Casteen Reviews Progress Made, Obstacles Surmounted Over His 20-Year Tenure (Feb. 9)

Arts Grounds Precinct To Be Named for the Casteens
(March 6)

Casteens Honored with $500,000 Challenge Gift (March 22)

April 21 Picnic on the Lawn Will Honor the Casteens (April 6)

U.Va. Board of Visitors Approves Naming of the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds (April 16)

Faculty Senate Honors President Casteen for His Service (April 19)

Casteen's Finals Farewell Focuses on the Class of 2010 (May 23)

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