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John Thomas Casteen, III was American academic administrator. Recipient Outstanding Virginian award, 1993, Gold medal, National Institute Social Sciences, 1998, Leadership award, Southern Association Colleges and Schools Commission, 1999, President Leadership Group award, Higher Education Center Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention's, 2002, Architecture Service medal, Virginia Society of America Institute Architects, 2004.


III, John Thomas Casteen, was born on December 11, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of John Thomas and Naomi Irene (Anderson) C.


Bachelor (honorary), University Virginia, 1965. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1970.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Shenandoah College Conservatory Music, 1984. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bentley College, 1992. Degree (honorary), Piedmont Community College, Virginia, 1992.

Doctor of Public Administration, Bridgewater College, 1993. Degree (honorary), University Athens, Greece, 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Transylvania University, 1999.


Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley, 1970-1975;associate professor, dean admissions, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1975-1982; Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1982-1985;Professor of English, president, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1985-1990;president, University of Virginia, since 1990;George M. Kaufman presidential professor of English, University of Virginia, since 1990. Board directors National Collegiate Athletic Association, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Wachovia, Inc., Nellie Mae, Inc.



Secretary education Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, 1982-1985. Trustee Mariner's Museum, since 1990, College Entrance Exam Board, New York City, 1980-1990, chairman 1986-1988. Member Southern Regional Education Board, 1982-1985.

New England Board of Higher Education, 1986-1990. Member national advisory committee National Domestic Violence Media Campaign, since 1992. Director American Council on Education, 1993-1996.

Member Association American Universities (executive committee), Southern Association Colleges and Schools (chair commission on colleges 1995-1997, president 1998), Association Governing Boards Colleges and Schools (council president since 1992), Keswick Club, Farmington County Club, Commonwealth Club (Richmond), Phi Beta Kappa, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (board trustees since 2005), Leifur Eiriksson Foundation (board directors since 2004), Jefferson Science Assocs, LLC (chair, board directors since 2006).


Married Elizabeth Betsy Casteen. Children: John Thomas IV, Elizabeth, Lars, Alex, Lily Foote.

John Thomas C.

Naomi Irene (Anderson) C.

Elizabeth Betsy Casteen

John Thomas IV III

Elizabeth III

Lars III

Alex III

Lily Foote III