Updated August 24, 2020: The international search for Georgia Tech’s next provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs continues to move forward, though it is following an extended timeline due to logistical challenges imposed by the pandemic. (The search follows the announcement that Provost Rafael L. Bras intends to step down later this year and return to the faculty.) 

Search Committee

President Ángel Cabrera named an advisory search committee comprised of faculty and staff, as well as students from the undergraduate and graduate student government associations. The committee will be co-chaired by Charles Isbell, dean of the College of Computing and Susan Lozier, dean of the College of Sciences

About the Search

Two town halls were held on March 9 and 10, and May 15 for students, faculty, and staff to hear about the search process and provide feedback on the candidate considerations.

To increase candidate privacy and maximize the effectiveness of the search, the names of the finalists will not be announced publicly; however, representatives of the faculty, students, and staff selected by the relevant governance groups had the opportunity to meet the finalists in a confidential setting and provided feedback to the search committee.


Conditions permitting, a final decision is expected during the fall semester, with the goal of having the Institute’s next provost in the role no later than January 2021.

Nominations and Applications 

Georgia Tech will be assisted with this search by Jackie Zavitz, Ellen Landers, and Kaley Palanjian of Heidrick & Struggles. Nominations and applications should be directed to GTProvost@heidrick.com.

This website will be updated regularly with additional information, once available.