Virginia Tech President Charles Steger will give the school’s commencement speech on May 17.
The graduation ceremony is at noon May 17 in Lane Stadium. More than 5,000 graduates will be honored during the ceremony.
Steger has been Virginia Tech’s president since 2000. This will be his first time delivering the school’s commencement speech. According to a news release from the school, it has been a long-standing tradition for the school’s president to give at least one commencement speech during their tenure.
Since Steger became president, Virginia Tech has added nearly 2.7 million square feet. An additional 430,000 square feet are under construction or in design. Steger is also credited with helping Virginia Tech increase its research portfolio by more than 300 percent, growing enrollment from 27,869 to 31,087, increasing graduate enrollment by 12 percent, raising $1 billion in private funding, and creating schools of biomedical engineering and medicine.
Click here to see a list of past commencement speakers at Virginia Tech.