Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1970. Master of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1978.
Project planner, architect Wiley & Wilson Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia, 1971-1972, manager urban planning department, 1973-1974. Director Environmental Design Consortium Inc., Blacksburg, 1974-1985. Institute graduate urban design program College Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974-1976, chairman graduate urban design program, 1976-1981.
Dean College Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1981-1993. Acting vice president for public service Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990-1993, vice president for development and university relations, 1993-1999. President Virginia Polytechnic Institute University, since 2000.
Board directors Virginia Foundation Architecture, Richmond, Innovative Technology Authority. Member Governor's Secure Virginia Polytechnic Institute Initiative, 2001-2002. Member Governor's Virginia Preparedness and Security Panel, 2001-2002.
Board member Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center, since 2001.
Board directors Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, 1987-1996, Boswil Foundation, Switzerland, since 1986, Center in the Square, Roanoke, 1993-1999. Vice president Virginia Polytechnic Institute Foundation, Inc., 1993-1999. Advisory council Virginia Center on Rural Development, since 1992.
Commissioner Governors Commission on Population Growth and Development, Richmond, 1989-1994. President Endowment Foundation for We. Virginia Foundation for Arts and Sciences.
Fellow American Institute of Architects (board directors ACSA Health Facilities Research Program, Washington since 1989, ACSA Council on Architect Research, since 1987). Member American Planning Association, American Institute Certified Planners, Commonwealth Club (Richmond, Virginia), Shenandoah Club (Roanoke, Virginia).
Married Janet Grey Baird, September 13, 1969. Children: Christopher B., David C.