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In 1959, Patricia Ann Miller was the first woman to receive a commission at VPI. Each semester, she enrolled in Corps classes, but was denied. She eventually applied for a commission from the Army Women's Medical Specialist Corps and was commissioned…

Jean Harshburger was the first women elected class president, by the class of 1974. In this photograph, Harshburger is pictured with then Representative William C. Wamper.

These photos offer a glimpse of what campus looked like in the first years that women students were admitted.

Peggy Mezaros, the first woman Senior Vice President and Provost at Virginia Tech
In 1995, Dr. Peggy S. Mezaros was appointed as the first woman Senior Vice President and Provost of Virginia Tech. She held this position until 2000. Meszaros first joined Virginia Tech in 1993 as professor of family and child development and dean of…

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In 1992-1993, the Coordinating Council on Women's Concerns proposed the establishment of a Women's Center at Virginia Tech. In the spring of 1994, the Women's Center opened our doors in Lane Hall, with the mission to promote a campus community that…

In 1982, Sandra Sullivan was named Vice President for Student Affairs, becoming the first woman to hold a university-wide executive position on the campus.
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