President's Newsletter

From the Desk of the President

A monthly digital newsletter designed to help friends and supporters stay abreast of the positive developments about the Institute that they might have missed on more traditional media outlets.

Recent Issues

September 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: When we look back at 2020, despite the pain caused by the novel coronavirus, there will be much for all of us at Georgia Tech to be proud of — how our community, relying on science and technology, came together to fight the pandemic through innovation and collaboration, and with compassion and a shared commitment to Progress and Service. Read the full September 2020 newsletter.

August 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: It is hard to believe that our Fall 2020 semester is finally underway. After a summer of hard work and preparations, students are just completing their first week of classes through a blend of in-person, remote, and hybrid course modes.Despite the circumstances, we just welcomed 3,250 first-year students, the largest and strongest first-year class in Institute history, and our largest-ever transfer class, 900. Read the full August 2020 newsletter.

July 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: Georgia Tech is a far-reaching global institution and a strategic national asset. But we never forget that, as an institution of Georgia, Georgia Tech is foremost committed to making our state better. Our national and state priorities are not at odds. On the contrary, they are mutually supportive. Read the full July 2020 newsletter.

June 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: Our newly approved mission statement commits us to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. In order to do that, it is imperative that we empower people of all backgrounds to learn, grow, and contribute. That’s true for at least two major reasons. Read the full June 2020 newsletter.

May 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: Earlier this month, I shared a century-old photo on Twitter that we received from Georgia Tech alumnus Andy McNeil (PP 2001). It has since gone viral. It was taken by Andy’s great-grandfather, Thomas F. Carter (ME 1922), at a game at Grant Field during the 1918 influenza pandemic — and just about everyone was wearing a mask. Read the full May 2020 newsletter.

April 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: I’m very proud of how our community has stepped up to address the challenges of this pandemic. It has been quite inspiring to see our faculty, staff, students, and alumni band together and show what Progress and Service is all about. Read the full April 2020 newsletter.

March 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: The COVID-19 pandemic may well be the mightiest challenge most of us have faced in our lifetimes. And yet, amid all the uncertainty and difficult choices we have been facing, I have a great sense of optimism about the future. Read the full March 2020 newsletter.

February 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: One of the unique qualities that sets Georgia Tech apart is the generational connection that our alumni have with current students. Leading the way is the Alumni Association, which not only offers a host of services for its members but also sponsors very important programs for students. Read the full February 2020 newsletter.

January 2020

From the Desk of President Cabrera: It seems everybody in the universe aspires for their city to become a hub of innovation. That is precisely what Atlanta has become. If you look at all of the innovation hubs around the nation, none of them has occurred in the absence of a leading research university. Read the full January 2020 newsletter.

December 2019

From the Desk of President Cabrera: As I shook the hands of our new alumni at our Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies, I couldn’t help but reflect on the immense impact that these individuals will collectively have in communities near and far. Read the full December 2019 newsletter.

November 2019

From the Desk of President Cabrera: In this season of gratitude, we don't need to look far to find reasons to celebrate at Georgia Tech. Read the full November 2019 newsletter.

October 2019 President's Update

From the Desk of President Cabrera: My first few weeks on the job have been a whirlwind of activity. Already I’ve had the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and student groups, members of our Board of Regents, and a number of elected officials, business, government, and community leaders... Read the full October 2019 e-newsletter.