Virginia Tech to Announce New President Friday

By: Virginia AP
By: Virginia AP
Credit: cbowns on Flickr via a Creative Commons License

Credit: cbowns on Flickr via a Creative Commons License

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech is set to announce its 16th president.

The university has scheduled a news conference for Friday to introduce President Charles W. Steger's successor. He announced his retirement after 14 years in June but agreed to remain in Blacksburg until a new president was named.

Steger is credited with many achievements during his tenure, but his presidency also encompassed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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