Dr. Charles W. Steger is president emeritus of Virginia Tech and executive director of the university’s Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR.)
Under Dr. Steger’s leadership, Virginia Tech charted a course to be among the nation’s premier research universities.He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and received the 2004 Compass Award from the New Century Technology Council. Among numerous other awards, he received the 2009 Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, District III, and the 2010 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
Dr. Steger is a proud alumnus of Virginia Tech, where he studied architecture and earned his Ph.D. in engineering. As executive director of GFURR, he continues to lead Virginia Tech and partner organizations in developing an expanded knowledge base on infrastructural resilience.