Philip Kronenberg, left, his wife, Renee Loeffler, and their son, Todd Kronenberg, at Kronenberg’s retirement reception at the Center for Public Administration and Policy in 2006.

Philip Shafer Kronenberg, professor emeritus within the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, died on Aug. 1, 2019, after a short illness.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1977, Kronenberg was a co-founder of the Center for Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs, which provides education, research, and outreach in the theory and practice of public administration, management, and policy in the support of the U.S. constitutional republic. Kronenberg’s life consistently embodied Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim with his military service in the U.S. Air Force, within the university environment, to his academic discipline, and in the public sector.

Read the full article by L. Maria Ingram in VT News.

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