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Cabrera Named President of the Georgia Institute of Technology

June 13, 2019 — The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Dr. Ángel Cabrera president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He will assume the position before September 15, 2019.

“Georgia Tech will continue to excel under the leadership of Dr. Cabrera,” said USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “His experience, skillset and deep ties to his alma mater will serve the campus community well, and his vision for the future will help lead Georgia Tech to new heights. I am grateful to the Board of Regents and the search committee for their time and effort in this selection process, and I congratulate Dr. Cabrera on his new role.”

Increasing Access, Reducing Costs, and Meeting Future Workforce Needs

The Georgia Institute of Technology has long been known as a leader in education and innovative solutions to a multitude of challenges. Through the focused efforts of more than 50 faculty, staff, and students over the past two years, the Commission on Creating the Next in Education has identified a series of recommendations and actions that will place Georgia Tech at the forefront of innovative educational institutions. The Commission, launched by Provost Rafael Bras, has conducted extensive research and explored innovative approaches to higher education that address the changing needs of learners and educators alike, including ways to improve effectiveness, increase access, reduce costs, and meet the needs of workforce development today and well into the future. The results of this effort are now available in the report entitled “Deliberate Innovation, Lifetime Education.” 

Commitment to Ethics

Georgia Tech is entrusted by students, parents, taxpayers, sponsors, alumni, donors, and friends with resources and with the responsibility to fulfill our mission of education, research, public service, and economic development. This trust and responsibility require a commitment to ethical standards to assure others that our activities are executed in the best interest of those who support us and of those we serve. 

A Path Forward Together

A Path Forward – Together was created to unite student, staff, and faculty voices around broad themes as a means for creating meaningful, positive change in the student experience at Georgia Tech. In fulfilling the Institute’s commitment to an inclusive, safe, and healthy community, it was designed with three areas of emphasis:  Student and Community Life, Academics, and Health and Well-being.

Commitment to Diversity

“We will recruit, develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us—in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our inclusive excellence.” 
—Georgia Tech Strategic Plan