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RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this evening following the news that Dr. Timothy Sands will become the next president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
“I want to congratulate Dr. Timothy Sands on his selection to lead Virginia Tech forward as the 141 year old institution’s 16th president. Dr. Sands has big shoes to fill. The legacy of Dr. Charles Steger is one of incredible growth and achievement at Virginia Tech, and I know the Virginia Tech community, and our entire Commonwealth, will forever be grateful for his leadership and vision. Now, Dr. Sands takes on the responsibility, and the tremendous honor, of serving as the leader of an outstanding Virginia university. His background demonstrates his readiness for this undertaking and his academic career has prepared him well to lead Virginia Tech. I look forward to watching Dr. Sands continue to make Virginia Tech an even stronger university in the years ahead.”