Timothy Sands has been named the 16th president of Virginia Tech, succeeding President Charles W. Steger.
Virginia’s public university and community college presidents are standing by Virginia Tech’s president, arguing he should have immunity from a civil action stemming from the April 2007 massacre on his Blacksburg campus.
The president of Virginia Tech announced his retirement Tuesday, satisfied he had elevated the university’s reputation and acknowledging that the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history on his campus would be a part of his legacy.
The state Supreme Court will hear the state’s appeal of a jury’s awarding of damages to the parents of two Virginia Tech students who were slain in an April 2007 campus massacre.
Jury selection began Monday in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of two Virginia Tech students killed during a campus rampage nearly five years ago.