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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: May 7, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Statement on the Passing of Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles Steger

RICHMOND – Governor Northam released the following statement on the death of Virginia Tech President Emeritus Dr. Charles W. Steger:

“I am truly saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Charles Steger. He cared deeply for Virginia Tech and courageously led the Hokie Nation through a terrible tragedy. His leadership in Virginia changed the landscape of higher education, and his strategic vision propelled Virginia Tech to be one of the finest research institutions in the world. We mourn the loss of a great man with the Hokie Nation and will keep his wife, Janet, and the Steger family, in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.”

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