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ARCHIVED  November 5, 1999

NTU names new president

FORT COLLINS — The National Technological University named Andre G. Vacroux, dean of Southern Methodist University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science since 1990, as its president.

Vacroux will succeed Lionel V. Baldwin, the founder of NTU, as president following the 1999-2000 school year.

He will head up the largest distance learning network in the world. NTU has 1,379 receiving sites, 3,415 academic enrollments in 1998-99, and 51 content providers. Providers include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University and 13 of U.S. News & World Report’s top 25 graduate engineering programs. The university offers 14 master’s degree programs.

NTU found a kindred spirit in Vacroux. He has advocated distance and continuing education since the early 1970s, he said in a press release.

At SMU, Vacroux sought to fulfill continuing education needs. He opened the first off-campus SMU advanced Computer Center in 1995. Since that time, three additional centers have opened, and more than 3,000 students have completed non-credit programs in preparation for careers in computer programming and networking technologies.

A native of France, Vacroux earned a M.S.E.E. from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

FORT COLLINS — The National Technological University named Andre G. Vacroux, dean of Southern Methodist University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science since 1990, as its president.

Vacroux will succeed Lionel V. Baldwin, the founder of NTU, as president following the 1999-2000 school year.

He will head up the largest distance learning network in the world. NTU has 1,379 receiving sites, 3,415 academic enrollments in 1998-99, and 51 content providers. Providers include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University and 13 of U.S. News & World Report’s top 25 graduate engineering programs. The university…

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