UVA Arts Grounds named for Casteens
UVA has dubbed its ambitious $200 million Art Grounds development project the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds, which includes the construction and renovation of eight buildings along Culbreth Road, in “gratitude” to the exiting UVA president and his wife.
In a fundraising pitch to alumni, Campaign for the University of Virginia chair Gordon Rainey, Jr. lays it on pretty thick:
“As we reflect with gratitude on John’s remarkable tenure, we recognize that our modern University is in many ways the product of his singular intellect, his powerful imagination, and his visionary leadership. A proud alumnus who has lived the University’s values, John is a tireless advocate for the University that has become a global symbol of excellence in higher education."