Thomas H. Hohenshil, of Radford, Va., professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, was conferred with the title "professor emeritus" by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board's quarterly meeting Monday, Aug. 23.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who have given exemplary service to the university and who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1972, Hohenshil has helped hundreds of graduate students achieve their career goals and contribute to the counseling profession. A member of the University Academy of Teaching Excellence, Hohenshil made significant contributions to the research in counseling, writing more than 100 articles in professional journals, book chapters, and book reviews, and he directed several sponsored research and development projects.

Hohenshil served on the board of directors of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Virginia Counselors Association, and served as associate editor of the "Journal of Counseling and Developing," and on the editorial board of eight national professional journals.

He received his bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

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