Leadership Search Committees Announced

The Office of the President has announced the formation of several search committees that are charged with identifying candidates for key leadership roles within the Institute.

“Solidifying our administrative structure is of critical importance, and I’m grateful for the individuals on these committees who have agreed to spend the time and energy necessary to find the right leaders for Georgia Tech,” said President G.P. “Bud” Peterson.

In August, Peterson announced a revised leadership structure, as well as a redefined role for the head of Tech’s Legal Affairs and Risk Management. Retitled as vice president for Ethics, Compliance, and Legal Affairs, the position will have broad responsibility to ensure an independent and objective assessment of potential conflicts of interest and ethical concerns. Lynn Durham, associate vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the President, is chairing the search.

Other leadership searches to commence include the search for an executive vice president for Administration and Finance, which will be chaired by Al Trujillo, president of the Georgia Tech Foundation. The Division of Administration and Finance supports the administrative, business, financial, facility, planning, and budgeting activities for the Institute.

Kaye Husbands Fealing, professor and chair of the School of Public Policy, will lead the search committee for vice president for Institute Communications. The department maintains Georgia Tech’s brand identity and leads its communications strategy.

Separately, Executive Vice President Chaouki Abdallah has announced the formation of a committee to identify potential candidates to serve as the next senior vice president and director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where eight labs perform more than $350 million of research annually. Steve McLaughlin, dean of the College of Engineering, will chair the search.

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