Paul Brandon Barringer (February 13, 1857 – January 9, 1941) was the sixth president of Virginia Tech, serving from September 1, 1907 through July 1, 1913. He was also chairman of the faculty at the University of Virginia from 1895 through 1903.
Dr. Barringer was the author of one of the standard works on the history of the University of Virginia: "University of Virginia : its history, influence, equipment and characteristics, with biographical sketches and portraits of founders, benefactors, officers and alumni." (1904)
Barringer Hall, a residence hall on the Virginia Tech campus that houses 220 male students is named for him. The Barringer Wing at the University of Virginia Health System, a hospital he was instrumental in founding is named in honor of Dr. Barringer.