Edward F.D. Spencer – Sigma Chi and Vice President of Student Affairs Announces Retirement

After almost 30 years at Virginia Tech and 42 years in student affairs, former Eta Lambda chapter advisor Edward Spencer has announced his retirement, planned for June 2012. “Dr. Spencer has had a long and distinguished career at Virginia Tech.  He will be greatly missed by all of his colleagues, but more importantly by the Virginia Tech students — past, present, and those who will join the Hokie Nation in the future,” said University President Charles W. Steger. As Vice President of Student Affairs, Ed provides leadership and oversight to the 15 departments in the Division of Student Affairs, including Career Services and Dining Services.

Some other highlights to add to Spencer’s tenure include:

  • Coordinating the addition of all 4 phases of the Oak Lane Greek Housing Program
  • Creating an independent Fraternity and Sorority Life office
  • Serving on the Care Team and first Threat Assessment Team
  • Most Outstanding Faculty Advisor award
  • Significant Sig award
  • Most Outstanding Chapter Advisor award
  • Order of Constantine award

Following retirement, Spencer says he plans to spend more time with his grandchildren and volunteering, consulting, and traveling. He also plans to return to involvement with Sigma Chi on a national level and hopes to catch up on reading and home projects.  On behalf of the entire Eta Lambda Chapter, we’d like to say “Thanks Doc!”

To read the full article on Spencer’s retirement, feel free to check out this article on the Virginia Tech website: http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2011/10/101711-dsa-spencer.html

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