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Video: Virginia Tech announces its 16th president

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors today appointed Timothy D. Sands as Virginia Tech’s 16th president, effective June 1, 2014. Sands will succeed Charles Steger, who steps down when Sands assumes office.

Sands, 55, currently serves as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Purdue University. He served as Purdue’s acting president during the fall semester of 2012.

Board of visitors appoints Timothy D. Sands as next president of Virginia Tech

See video of the complete news conference, including questions and responses.