Dr. C. Vernon Shaffer passed away on January 17, 2014. He was 91. Senior faculty and alumni will remember him warmly, and the college and university are grateful for his contributions.
Before retiring and becoming a professor emeritus in 1985, Dr. Shaffer spent 39 years as a professor of electrical engineering. He served as assistant dean of the UF Graduate School and also as the first director of the Northeast Regional Data Center. He was also a graduate of UF – he earned his BSEE 1944 and his MSEE in the mid 1950s. In the interim he served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve in Hawaii and the Philippines. Dr. Shaffer earned his PhD from Stanford University in 1965.
Dr. Shaffer was registered as a professional engineer and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and IEEE. He was one of eight UF Alumni to be honored at the UF 2001 fall Commencement, as “A Tribute to Veterans.”