From managing a statewide tax program to teaching scores of undergraduate and graduate students, Leon Geyer’s retirement marks a successful and distinct 36-year career.

To celebrate Geyer’s many accomplishments and service to his department and university, agricultural and applied economics alumni, faculty, and friends gathered for a celebration to share stories of Geyer’s achievements. Among those in attendance were Bruce and Debbie Holland, long-time partners and friends of the department, J. and Renae Pearson, departmental alumni and philanthropists, Philip Chung, a former student and Fulbright scholar, and dozens more who have been impacted by Geyer’s programs, lessons, or advise.

Geyer’s career highlights include:

  • Managing and growing the Virginia Tech Tax Conference
  • Serving two terms as president of the Faculty Senate
  • Chairing the Faculty Review Committee
  • Serving as the agricultural and applied economics undergraduate program director for 15 years
  • Leading a summer study abroad trip to Australia. 
  • Teaching topics ranging from environmental law to real estate appraisal