- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen has died. He was 83.

University spokesman Larry Hincker said Torgersen died Sunday night. The cause of death was not immediately released. Hincker said Torgersen had experienced two bouts of cancer.

Torgersen served for two decades as dean of the College of Engineering before becoming Virginia Tech’s 14th president in 1993. The university’s Advanced Communications Information Technology Center building was named Torgersen Hall after he retired in 2000.

His wife of 60 years, Dorothea “Dot” Torgersen, died in October.

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