Charles Steger, Jr.

 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: former president of Virginia Tech who led the institution through a period of great change and faced both criticism and praise for his leadership during a 2007 mass shooting (during his time as the university's 15th president from 2000 to 2014, Virginia Tech increased its enrollment, raised more than $1 billion in private funding, formed a school of biomedical engineering, created a public-private school of medicine, and joined the Atlantic Coast Conference), who also led the university in the aftermath of the April 16, 2007 massacre when gunman Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 faculty members and students and it was the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history at the time.

 

 

Cause of Death: Unspecified causes

 

Born: June 16, 1947

 

Died: May 6, 2018

 

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia