Walter M. Bortz III
|23rd President of
|Preceded by||Samuel V. Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Christopher B. Howard|
Walter M. Bortz IV
|Alma mater||B.S., Bethany College
Ed.D., George Washington University
Walter Michael Bortz III was an educator and higher education administrator. He served as the president of Hampden–Sydney College, located in Hampden Sydney, Virginia, from July 2000 until June 30, 2009.
Education and degrees
Bortz held administrative positions at Bethany College, Texas Christian University, and East Carolina University. In 1985, he became the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. He was also Acting Vice President for Student Services and Executive Director of Admissions and Student Financial Assistance at Hartford. In 1989, he became the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services at George Washington University. In July 2000, Bortz was named President of Hampden–Sydney College. At Hampden–Sydney he spearheaded a significant building program that included the new Everett Stadium and the Bortz Library, which was named in his honor. He retired as President on June 30, 2009.
Honors and legacy
On May 10, 2009 at the college's commencement ceremony, Tom Allen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hampden–Sydney College, announced that the college library would be named the Walter M. Bortz III Library in honor of Dr. Bortz.
Samuel V. Wilson
|President of Hampden–Sydney College
Christopher B. Howard