Georgia Tech Presidential Search 2019

Georgia Tech Presidential Search 2019

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.”

The Search for Georgia Tech's 12th President — Overview

The national search process for Georgia Tech’s 12th president launched following President G. P. “Bud” Peterson’s announcement on Jan. 7, 2019 of his decision to retire once a new president is in place.

On Jan. 31 the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) named the 22 members of the Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Search.

Created as outlined in BOR policy, the Presidential Search Committee will guide the first stage of the search. Heidrick & Struggles has been retained to provide executive search consulting services.

Provide Feedback on the Next President

The Presidential Search Committee would like to hear your thoughts on the characteristics needed in Georgia Tech’s next president. Please use the feedback form below to share your feedback. 

Please send nominations, submissions and other inquiries to:

Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
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Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Overview
Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. serves the senior-level talent and leadership needs of the world’s top organizations as a trusted advisor across executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm’s leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  The Atlanta office of Heidrick & Struggles is located in Midtown and has been an active member of the community since 1980.

The Heidrick & Struggles team for the Georgia Tech Presidential Search includes Ellen Brown Landers, Tracie Smith, Jackie Zavitz and John Gardner. For inquiries, applications, or nominations with respect to the Georgia Tech Presidential Search, please contact our Atlanta office at 404-682-7400 or email us at