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Satyendra Singh Huja

Satyendra Singh Huja, Indian community planner, educator. Recipient Honorary award Virginia Society American Institute of Architects, 1995. Founder Meals on Wheels, Charlottesville, 1994, Mediation Center, Charlottesville, Alliance for Interfaith Ministeries, Charlottesville; board directors Piedmont Housing Alliance, Charlottesville, since 1998. Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association, Rotary.

Background

  • Huja, Satyendra Singh was born on January 13, 1942 in Kohat, India. Came to the United States, 1960. Son of Jai Singh and Shanti Devi Huja.

  • Education

    • Student, Cornell University, 1963. Bachelor cum laude, Robert Wesleyan College, 1966. Master in Urban Planning, Michigan State University, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant director, chief planner City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1970-1973. Director planning City of Charlottesville, 1973-1976, director community development, 1976-1998, director strategic planning, since 1998.

    Works

    • Author: Community Planning and Development Outline, 1988, Some Thoughts for Friends and Friends to Be, 1995, From Porch Swings to Patios, 1990.

    Membership

    Founder Meals on Wheels, Charlottesville, 1994, Mediation Center, Charlottesville, Alliance for Interfaith Ministeries, Charlottesville. Board directors Piedmont Housing Alliance, Charlottesville, since 1998. Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association, Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, sculpture, design, international affairs, comparative religions.

    Connections

    • Married Minnie Huja, January 26, 1969 (divorced September 1985). Children: Uday, Ajai.
    • father: Jai Singh
    • mother: Shanti Devi Huja
    • spouse: Minnie Huja
    • children: Uday Huja
    • Ajai Huja
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    Born January 13, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1963
      Cornell University
    • 1966
      Robert Wesleyan College
    • 1968
      Michigan State University
    • 1970 - 1973
      Assistant, director
      Virginia, United States

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