Purdue’s provost is leaving the university to become the next president of Virginia Tech.
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors selected Tim Sands as the university’s next president at a meeting this afternoon.
His start date on the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus is June 1st.
Virginia Tech is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 31,000.
Sands will replace current president Charles Steger, who will be stepping down after 14 years in the position.