Notes from the President

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2017 December 6

Members of our campus community have been working together diligently this fall to address some of the challenges brought to light by events earlier this semester. Last month, three Action Teams, each comprised of students, faculty, and staff, submitted detailed reports on Student Mental Health, Campus Culture, and LGBTQIA Community Support. As I mentioned during our follow-up meeting with the three groups, we are incredibly pleased with their work, and appreciate the insight and time investment from all of the team members. Upon receiving the reports, I asked Institute leaders serving in various areas of responsibility to look at ways to implement the more than 180 recommendations, and to take it a step further by exploring additional actions that would address some of the challenges identified by the teams, while building upon the ongoing progress. I am writing today to provide an end-of-semester update on some of the initiatives that will help to ensure that we continue to improve our campus environment.

2017 December 4

Steve Cross, executive vice president for research (EVPR), recently informed me that he intends to step down at the end of June 2018, at which time he will resume his research faculty position at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). In his 14 years at Georgia Tech, Steve has truly done an outstanding job in various senior leadership roles. Over the past seven years, he has served as Georgia Tech’s first EVPR, supporting research and thought leadership, enhancing the innovation ecosystem, and improving and sustaining the research support infrastructure at Georgia Tech.

2017 November 30

Greetings from Georgia Institute of Technology, where our students will soon be finishing up final exams and taking a well-deserved holiday break! In the spirit of the season, we invite you to take a quick virtual tour of the past year via the Institute's digital holiday card from a perch that few experience — inside the Ramblin' Wreck, Georgia Tech's beloved mechanical mascot.

2017 November 7

One day each year is dedicated to honoring America's service men and women who have done so much, our military veterans. While we will stand in solidarity with our veterans on this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, here at Georgia Tech we are working every day in many different venues to improve the lives of these dedicated Americans and the service branches they so proudly represent.

2017 November 3

In our ongoing effort to address the challenges brought to light by the events earlier this semester, the three Action Teams — “Student Mental Health,” “Campus Culture,” and “LGBTQIA Community Support” — have completed their tasks and submitted their respective reports.