Notes from the President

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2018 November 2

Along with our 25 University System of Georgia (USG) sister institutions, Georgia Tech will proudly participate Nov. 11-17 in USG Ethics Awareness Week. The week’s purpose is to remind the entire campus community of our commitment to an ethical culture and our shared ethical values and expectations. We will join with USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley to emphasize the importance of an ethical culture and how it is critical to the success of not only our institutions, but our employees, students, and communities, and ultimately how Georgia is educated.

2018 September 19

Last October, the University System of Georgia (USG) initiated the Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) for all its 26 campuses. Georgia Tech was included in the first round of institutions. This examination of the administrative practices, policies, and processes of every institution in the USG is a top priority for the System and Georgia Tech. Between November 2017 and February 2018, more than 3,500 Georgia Tech employees provided input to the CAR through surveys, interviews, and focus groups.

2018 August 20

As we begin the start of a new academic year, I want to extend a warm welcome to our new students and to welcome our returning students back to campus. The start of a new academic year is a great time to become reacquainted with familiar faces of friends and faculty, and begin to make new acquaintances. Our Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) chapter, the national leadership honor society, has invited faculty, students, and staff to gather on Tech Green anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 20 to wear a nametag and meet some of your fellow students, faculty, and staff on this first day of classes. There will be a number of special events throughout the day, and it’s a good way to meet some new people and make everyone feel welcome.

2018 August 3

I am pleased to announce some personnel changes that will fill several recently vacated positions, strengthen our organizational structure, and address some of the issues from the recent investigative reports. This revised structure is intended to remain in place for the next six to 12 months, as we continue to evaluate and improve upon our administrative structure.

2018 June 22

Our last day on Georgia Tour 2018 was our busiest yet! We had six meetings, along with two alumni events and a newspaper interview. We headed out early for a breakfast meeting in Athens just a short walk from the downtown Hotel Indigo where we stayed, then hit the road for Carnesville, where we enjoyed a meeting with Georgia State Sen. Frank Ginn, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee.