Virginia Tech President to Retire

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later


Charles Steger, the Virginia Tech University president who led the college during the 2007 mass shooting, this week announced plans to retire as soon as a successor is found. Dr. Steger,  65, has had a long Virginia Tech career, as a student, instructor, department head, dean -- at 33, the youngest architecture dean in the nation  -- vice president and, since 2000, president.  After the  shooting, in which a student, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people, Mr. Steger was criticized for not warning the campus quickly.  Next month, in a case brought by the parents of two slain students, the State Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether he should stand trial for his actions during the massacre.  

education

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here