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Charles W. Steger
|15th President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
January 7, 2000 – May 31, 2014
|Preceded by||Paul E. Torgersen|
|Succeeded by||Timothy D. Sands|
Charles William Steger Jr.
June 16, 1947
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||May 6, 2018 (aged 70)
Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Virginia Tech|
Charles William Steger Jr. (June 16, 1947 – May 6, 2018) was an American architect and engineer. He was the 15th president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States.
Steger was President during the Virginia Tech massacre of April 16, 2007, in which 32 people were killed and another 17 were injured by Seung-Hui Cho in two buildings on opposite sides of the sprawling campus. Steger called the shootings "a tragedy of monumental proportions."
On May 14, 2013, Steger announced that he would step down as the President of Virginia Tech. He was succeeded on June 1, 2014 by Timothy D. Sands, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Purdue University.
Steger died on May 6, 2018 in his home in Blacksburg, Virginia at the age of 70.
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Steger (center left), along with Governor Tim Kaine, thanks the Virginia Tech first responders at the 2007 football season opener
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