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Goodlatte Statement on the Passing of Virginia Tech's Dr. Charles Steger

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Washington, May 7, 2018 | Heather Smith (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Charles William Steger Jr., the 15th president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:

“Dr. Charles Steger was a visionary who oversaw the largest expansion in Virginia Tech history. With Dr. Steger at the helm, the university became the premier educational institution we know today. A true leader, he also brought together an entire campus and community during the horrific tragedy in 2007. I’m honored to have known Dr. Steger and worked with him closely over the years. I was especially excited by the partnership that he developed with Carilion Clinic to create the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. This strengthened the university’s ties to the nearby Roanoke region and the Sixth Congressional District. My prayers are with his family and the entire Virginia Tech community during this incredibly difficult time.”
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Tags: Education