Photograph of Charles W. Steger

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Photograph of Charles W. Steger


Born June 16, 1947, in Richmond, Va. Received a professional bachelor of architecture degree in 1970, master of architecture in 1971, and Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering in 1978, all from Virginia Tech. Married Janet Grey Baird from Richmond, Va., on Sept. 13, 1969; had two children. Worked as a project planner and then as a manager of the urban planning department for Wiley & Wilson, 1971-74. Visiting lecturer of urban design methodology at Virginia Tech, 1973-74; instructor of urban design,1974-76; assistant professor and chair of the graduate program in urban design, 1976-81; associate professor and interim dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, 1981; dean of the college, 1981-1993. Named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, 1990. Acting vice president for public service, 1990-93. Promoted to full professor, 1993. Vice president for development and university relations and vice president of the Virginia Tech Foundation, 1993-2000. Selected president Nov. 8, 1999, effective Jan. 7, 2000. He stepped down from the presidency on May 31, 2014. He died on May 6, 2018, at his home in Blacksburg. He was 70.


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