Bob Quisenberry to receive Virginia Tech's Ruffner Medal
G. Robert “Bob” Quisenberry, of Richmond, will receive Virginia Tech’s highest honor, the William H. Ruffner Medal.
Established in 1976 by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors and presented annually at University Commencement, the Ruffner Medal recognizes individuals who have performed notable and distinguished service to the university.
Quisenberry is a member of the Class of 1962, earned his bachelor’s in statistics from what is now Virginia Tech's College of Science, and currently is president of Quisenberry & Warren Limited, a management-consulting firm that conducts opinion surveys to help organizations improve their performance.
Earlier in his career, Quisenberry, who earned an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973, served as the vice president of operations for Cliff Weil Incorporated, manager of systems development for A.H. Robins Incorporated, information technology manager with Richmond Public Schools, and as a computer programmer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
An enthusiastic volunteer on behalf of his alma mater, Quisenberry was an inaugural member of the College of Arts and Sciences Roundtable Advisory Board. He is a former chair of the College of Science Dean’s Roundtable and remains active in that volunteer organization. In November, he was among the 12 alumni inducted into the inaugural class of the College of Science Hall of Distinction.
Along with his wife, Susan, Quisenberry is a generous supporter of Virginia Tech. The couple is in both the Ut Prosim Society, a select group of the university’s most generous donors, and the Legacy Society, whose members have included the university in their estate plans or made deferred gifts which will come to Virginia Tech at a future date.
Quisenberry chaired the Corps of Cadets Gold Cord Committee during The Campaign for Virginia Tech: Invent the Future and was active on that campaign’s National Campaign Steering Committee. He is a member of the West Richmond Rotary Club and the First Baptist Church in Richmond.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.