Paul Ernest Torgersen

Paul Ernest Torgersen (HMALC)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.759', W 80° 25.215'

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(1931- )

Department Head, Industrial Engineering 1967-1970
Dean, College of Engineering 1970-1990
President, Corporate Research Center 1990-1994
President 1994-2000

A professor who became president, Paul Ernest Torgerson taught every semester during his years at Virginia Tech. As dean, he led the College of Engineering to national prominence, and as University President, he focused on rebuilding financial resources and technology leadership. He was named to the National Academy of Engineering; received the SPORN Award for teaching excellence; and signed, as dean and president, 62,191 diplomas.

Torgersen Hall completed in 2000
Placed ByVPI, Class of 1953
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551428 N 4120469
Decimal Degrees37.22931667, -80.42025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.759', W 80° 25.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 45.54" N, 80° 25' 12.90" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 Stanger St, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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