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Vice President for Student Affairs records

Identifier: UA325

  • Staff Only


The collection consists of administrative files and student government records from the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, including minutes of several student organizations, long-range and strategic planning files, materials on organizations in the Vice President’s purview, and biographical files on selected Vice Presidents.


  • 1968-1997 (bulk dates 1984-1995)
  • Majority of material found within 1984 - 1995


General Physical Description note

(25 document cases; one half-size document case)

Restrictions: Access

Some files are restricted due to the inclusion of student grades and other confidential materials. These files are marked as restricted in the box-folder list.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


10.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection mainly covers the administrations of Charles C. Schroeder and Roger E. Wehrle as Vice President for Student Affairs, as well as the later years of James E. Dull's administration. The subjects covered in the records include long-range and strategic planning, particularly advance planning for Georgia Tech's part in the Olympics of 1996; the Georgia Tech Theatre for the Arts; the Success Center; and other administrative matters under the Vice President's purview. The administrative files also include biographical files on Dull, Schroeder, Wehrle, and other staff members. The student government files consist of meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, and printed materials relating to the Undergraduate Student Council, the Graduate Student Senate, and a variety of student committees.

Administrative History of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Vice President for Student Affairs oversees the Division of Student Affairs on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus. The Vice President is in charge of a variety of offices relating to student personnel services and activities outside of the curriculum, including the Campus Recreation Center, Career Services, Success Programs, the Counseling Center, and the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Vice President for Student Affairs office originated in 1922, when the position of Dean of Men was created. The Dean served as an advisor to the students, in academic, career and personal matters. Floyd Field, a professor of mathematics since 1906 and a longtime advocate of the position, served as the first Dean. Field held the position until his retirement in 1946. Near the end of Field's tenure the position became known as the Dean of Students. Another popular figure on campus, George C. Griffin, held the position from 1946 until his retirement in 1964. James E. Dull, who succeeded Griffin, also was popular among the students and held a lengthy tenure. Dull rose from the ranks, serving first as Assistant Dean of Students from 1957 to 1960, and then Associate Dean from 1960 to 1965. Dull retired in 1991.

In 1985, as responsibilities for student services increased, the Dean of Students was given the title Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs. The Vice President/Dean headed the Division of Student Affairs, and held responsibility for a variety of duties, as overseer of student government, orientation, career services and student organizations. During John Crecine's presidency in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the position title was changed to the Vice President of Student Services. The title returned to Vice President for Student Affairs in about 1995.

After Dull's retirement, Charles C. Schroeder briefly took over as Vice President. Following Schroeder's resignation in May 1992, after only five months in office, Roger E. Wehrle served as interim Vice President for Student Affairs for about three years. Lee Wilcox held the position from 1996 to 2003; William Schafer succeeded Wilcox in about 2004.


This collection is arranged into two series:

Missing Title

  1. SERIES 1. Administrative files
  2. SERIES 2. Student government files

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Obtained by transfer in 1996, 1998, and 1999 (accession numbers 1999.0303, 1999.0304).


This collection will receive additional accessions in the future. These will be added to the collection as they can be made available.

Related Materials

See also UA326, Student Government Association records.

Separated Material

The photographs in this collection have been separated and processed as VAUA325.

General Physical Description note

(25 document cases; one half-size document case)

General note

Additions will be made to this collection as they can be made available.

Processing Information

Arhant Durlabhji and Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in May 2007.

Inventory of the Vice President for Student Affairs (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records, 1968-1997 (bulk dates 1984-1995)
Arhant Durlabhji, Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright May 2007.
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA