Virginia Tech names new No. 2 ranking administrator

Virginia Tech on Monday named Cyril Clarke the university’s permanent executive vice president and provost, the university’s second-highest ranking position that he held on an interim basis for the past year. Previously, Clarke served as the dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The selection follows an international search with several in-person and on-campus candidate interviews, according to a Monday news release. Tech President Tim Sands pointed to several accomplishments during Clarke’s tenure as interim provost, including the university’s role in attracting Amazon to Northern Virginia. “It is leadership…

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Virginia Tech earns high marks in Princeton Review rankings

Virginia Tech received high marks in the Princeton Review’s annual college rankings. The university was featured in the top 20 in six categories, according to the magazine. Those rankings include: No. 2 in “town-gown relations are great.” No. 3 in “their students love these colleges.” No. 3 in “best campus food.” No. 7 in “best quality of life.” No. 14 in “happiest students.” No. 17 in “best alumni network.” Last year, Tech snagged the top spot in the “their students love their colleges” category for what had been the second…

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