March 14, 2003
News for Faculty, Staff, Students & Friends
Volume 32, No. 11

Frank Batten makes $32 million gift to university

Largest donation in school history will endow chairs, support research in engineering and sciences

Frank Batten, founder of Landmark Communications and an Old Dominion University supporter for nearly five decades, has given $32 million to the university, President Roseann Runte announced March 11. It is the largest gift in university history and one of the largest gifts ever to a Virginia public college or university. Full story

Photo by Chuck Thomas

New dean of business appointed
Nancy A. Bagranoff, professor of accountancy at Miami University of Ohio, has been named dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University, Provost Thomas Isenhour announced Feb. 13. Her appointment is effective July 1. Full story

Lecture Series speakers to cover variety of topics in coming weeks
Talks by a well-known Civil War historian, the science adviser for the hit TV show “The X-Files” and a high-profile human-rights activist will round out the spring edition of the 2002-03 President’s Lecture Series. Full story

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