John Casteen III

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John T.Casteen III

7th President of the University of Virginia
Term Start 1990
Term End July 31, 2010
Preceded by Robert O'Neill
Succeeded by Teresa Sullivan

Biographical Information

Alma mater B.A. from University of Virginia (1965)

M.A. from University of Virginia (1966)
Ph.D from University of Virginia (1973)

John Thomas Casteen III was the 7th president of the University of Virginia. He left office on July 31, 2010.

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Casteen received three degrees in English from the University of Virginia (BA in 1965, MA in 1966 and PhD in 1973).

Casteen served as Virginia's Secretary of Education from 1982 to 1985. Following that position, he was president of the University of Connecticut[1].

UVa presidency

On June 12, 2009, Casteen announced he would retire from the presidency of UVa effective August 1, 2009[2].


Casteen received the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award in 2009 for his service to the community. [3] [4]



  1. "John T. Casteen III Biography, Office of the President, U.Va." University of Virginia. Web. 20 Nov. 2009. <>.
  2. McNeill, Brian. "Casteen to retire next summer." Charlottesville Daily Progress. Charlottesville Daily Progress, 13 June 2009. Web. 17 June 2009. <>.
  3. Web. Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award, Website, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. Web. Casteen Accepts Citizenship Award, WVIR NBC 29, November 18, 2009, retrieved November 13, 2017.
  5. McKenzie, Bryan. "Casteen surprised with McIntire award." Charlottesville Daily Progress. Charlottesville Daily Progress, 19 November 2009. Web. 20 November 2009. <>.