Academic journal article VAHPERD Journal

Thanks a Million Jack!

Academic journal article VAHPERD Journal

Thanks a Million Jack!

Article excerpt

The picture on the front cover of the journal is Dr. Jack Schlitz. If you have been a member of VAHPERD for very long you are probably familiar with Jack. He has been the executive director for VAHPERD since 2000. Jack is retiring this year. I felt that it was only fitting that we take a moment to honor Jack for all he has done for VAHPERD.

It saddens me to see Jack leave. People like Jack are irreplaceable. He has been an active member of VAHPERD for 37 years. He has been a section chair, vice president, president, convention manager, executive director, and basically every other position you can imagine. You don't replace people like that. You look up to them and hope that someday you can be as giving as they are.

When I told Jack I wanted to write this story he sent me some information. Jack has spent the majority of his career as a professor. His resume is impressive. I could tell you that he has been a proficient author and researcher. I could tell you of the grants he has received. I could tell you about his dozens of teaching and service awards. …

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