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Victor Larry Thacker, American Educator. Avocations: reading, music, hiking. M C. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star; American Council Education fellow, 1984-1985. Board of directors Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors, 1991-1993. Member West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (board directors since 1998), Council on Hotel, Restaurants and Institutional Educators (board directors regional chapter 1994-1997).

Background

Thacker, Victor Larry was born on May 23, 1941 in Philippi, West Virginia, United States. Son of Victor Harding and Helena Pauline (Antorietto) Thacker.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, 1963. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1979.

Master Public Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992.

Career

Second in command Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1963;advanced through grades to colonel, United States Air Forcepilot, United States Air Force, 1963-1970;associate Professor of English, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1972-1982;director admissions, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1982-1984;commander Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detroit 730, U. Pittsburgh, 1987-1989;retired, United States Air Force, 1989;director international education, Carnegie Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1989-1993;assistant to president, Davis & Elkins (West Virginia) College, 1994-1997;acting vice president enrollment management, Davis & Elkins (West Virginia) College, 1997-1998;lecturer in english, W.V. Wesleyan College, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Avocations: reading, music, hiking. M C.

Membership

Board of directors Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors, 1991-1993. Member West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (board directors since 1998), Council on Hotel, Restaurants and Institutional Educators (board directors regional chapter 1994-1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, hiking.

Connections

Married Mary Theresa Solis, June 6, 1963. Children: Sarah Marie Thacker Humpha, Susannah Joan Thacker McGowan.

father:
Victor Harding Thacker

mother:
Helena Pauline (Antorietto) Thacker

spouse:
Mary Theresa Solis

children:
Sarah Marie Thacker Humpha Thacker

Susannah Joan Thacker McGowan Thacker