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New president named at Virginia Tech University

Published On: Dec 06 2013 10:23:15 PM CST
BLACKSBURG, Va. -

Virginia Tech University is welcoming in a new president.

Friday, they named Timothy Sands the 16th president of the university.

Sands is currently serving as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Purdue University. He’s held that position since 2010. Sands also served as Purdue’s acting president during the fall semester of 2012. In June, Charles Steger announced he was stepping down after 14 years, but agreed to stay until a new president was named.