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Finalist Named for Georgia Institute of Technology Presidency

Atlanta, GA

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today announced Dr. Ángel Cabrera as finalist for the Georgia Tech presidency. Cabrera is currently president of George Mason University, a top-tier research institution and the largest public university in Virginia.

“Dr. Ángel Cabrera has the academic background, leadership skills and community ties necessary to lead a premier research institution like Georgia Tech,” said Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “His strong record of improving student outcomes, increasing enrollment, strengthening research and enhancing stakeholder partnerships will enable him to successfully advance the priorities and meet the needs of the Georgia Tech campus community. I am pleased he’s been selected as the finalist for president, and I am grateful for the hard work of the search committee.”

Since Cabrera’s 2012 appointment as president of George Mason, the university has accounted for more than half of all enrollment growth in Virginia, increased student academic strength and outcomes, and joined the top tier of research universities in the Carnegie classification. It has established the Schar School of Policy & Government, the Institute for Biohealth Innovation, a U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, the Potomac Center of Environmental Studies, the Point of View Center for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a campus in South Korea.

“Dr. Cabrera is a Georgia Tech alumnus with extensive experience in higher education, making him an excellent choice to continue building upon the institution’s strong foundation,” said Board of Regents Chairman Don Waters. “I look forward to the next step in this process and to ensuring Georgia Tech’s next president will continue moving this top ten public institution forward.”

Read the full announcement from the USG.

Last revised May 15, 2020