*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Some Aspects of the History of the University of Virginia

The title of the course is deliberate – Mr. Gilliam wants to avoid attempting a lineal history of the University. In addition to the three classroom lectures, there will be a field trip: a walking tour of the central grounds of the University.

Instructor Bio:

‘Sandy’ Gilliam is an alumnus of the University, from a lineage going back to its earliest days. He returned to the University in 1975 as assistant to President Hereford and had an ‘Assistant to the President’ title until he retired in 2014. He served as Secretary to the Board of Visitors from 1991 to 2009 when he went on partial retirement and became the University’s History and Protocol Officer. Gilliam also served in the military in Germany, taught at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, served as a United States Foreign Service Officer in the Middle East, became an assistant to Governor Holton of Virginia, and was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.

Recommended Reading:

Dabney, Virginia. Mr. Jefferson's University: A History, 1981. The instructor will follow up later on with any additional suggested reading.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A500 Alexander Gilliam Jr. Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16 Fr 10:00-11:30 a.m. Alumni Hall (UVA) A

Return to Courses