BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 18, 2008 – Brian E. Warren of Blacksburg, Va., who served as assistant vice president for student affairs until his retirement in 2006 died Tuesday morning, Nov. 18 at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Warren was named assistant vice president for student affairs in 2003. He joined Virginia Tech in 1972 as a staff clinical psychologist with university counseling services. He became assistant director of counseling services in 1975, associate director in 1980, and director of both the counseling and student health services centers in 1994. He also served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Science, presented lectures to a variety of classes, had numerous works published, and conducted extensive research in his field.
Edward F. D. Spencer, vice president for student affairs said, “All of us at the university, and especially in the Division of Student Affairs, mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Brian Warren. He was a dynamic professional and leader who progressed from psychologist to administrator and provided leadership eventually to all the wellness areas of the division. He provided keen vision and supervision and never lost his wonderful sense of humor. We extend our sincere sympathies to his wife, Joanne, and to all his family and friends. We will all miss him.”
Warren was born in West Virginia but grew up in Alexandria, Va. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Randolph-Macon and his master's in psychology and a doctorate in counseling and clinical psychology from the University of Florida. He was a member of the American Psychological Association and a licensed clinical psychologist in both Virginia and West Virginia.
Warren is survived by his wife of 40 years Joanne, of Blacksburg; son Nathan and wife Meredith of Hailey, Idaho; son Zachary and wife Jenny of Nashville.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. The family requests memorials to be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Evans Street, Christiansburg, Va., 24073, in lieu of flowers. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr., Blacksburg.