Walt MacDonald, president and CEO of Educational Testing Service, officially dedicated its new 105,000-square-foot building recently in honor of Immediate Past President Kurt M. Landgraf. MacDonald was joined by members of Landgraf’s family, friends, trustees, ETS staff and local officials.
A resident of Lewes, Landgraf is married to Delaware Secretary of Health and Social Services Rita Landgraf.
Landgraf Hall was designed to promote the betterment of the educational professionals employed at ETS through a high-performance working environment that encourages excellent human and environmental health, reduces impact on the environment and incorporates significant operational efficiencies.
“Dedicating this building in honor of Kurt Landgraf truly befits his extraordinary contributions to ETS, and to teaching and learning throughout the world,” MacDonald said. “Under Kurt’s leadership, ETS enlarged and deepened its impact on and presence in all levels of education and on educators, learners, researchers and policymakers in communities around the globe. Landgraf Hall may last a hundred years - but Kurt’s impact on people will ripple across generations. I’d say those are both pretty respectable legacies.”
“I am deeply honored with this recognition and for the opportunity I had to help guide the organization, to expand its positive impact on learners and to make a difference in education,” Landgraf said. “I am humbled too in joining the long list of leaders and innovators whose names grace other buildings on the ETS campus.”