History of G. Burke Johnston

Johnston Student Center (opened in 1990) is named in honor of George Burke Johnston (1907-1995) a former English faculty member and Dean. A True Renaissance man, George Burke Johnston was a scholar, educator, actor, artist, author, poet, administrator, woodcarver, soldier, and puppeteer. He was instrumental in establishing the college of arts and sciences, had numerous works published on a wide variety of topics, and operated his own printing press. His dedication, superb teaching, and zest for life attracted the love and admiration of students and colleagues alike.

Johnston Student Center (0138)
920 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5266
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Student Engagement and Campus Life
225 Squires Student Center (0138)
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5431
Fax: 540-231-5430
stuact@vt.edu