Inside Iowa State
July 18, 1997
Christensen Drive dedication is July 31
by Linda Charles
The road circling the Veterinary Medicine College will be named for George C. Christensen, ISU's first executive director for international affairs, during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Vet Med administrative entrance. A reception will follow in the Frank K. Ramsey Alumni Room, Vet Med.
Christensen served as vice president for academic affairs (1965-1987). He retired from ISU in 1989 and became vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alaska. He since has returned to Ames and will attend the ceremony.
Christensen was considered by many to be ISU's leading internationalist. He initiated many exchanges and cooperative agreements with foreign countries. He was recognized internationally for his leader-ship and activities in veterinary medicine.
He worked on affirmative action issues both at ISU and on national and international levels. He initiated the merger of men's and women's physical education into a single department.
He was involved in plans that led to the establishment of the colleges of Education, Design and Business Administration. He played a major role in establishing the Veterinary Medicine facilities.
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