Campaign Endows 76+ Faculty Positions
Georgia Tech’s faculty is a major source of its prestige, nationally and internationally.
The recruitment and retention of preeminent faculty members across all of its colleges and schools is vital to Tech’s future. It is one of the central goals of the Institute’s long-term strategic plan — and a key to Tech becoming the best in teaching, research, and application. So, it is no surprise that building a world-class faculty is also one of the top priorities of Campaign Georgia Tech.
The target for faculty support in the campaign, which began in July 2004 and is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2015, is $150 million — the majority of which will be committed to various levels of endowed faculty positions. Thus far, 76 of these positions have been endowed against a goal of 100.
“The faculty and the students are the university. They are two inseparable parts of a successful whole: good faculty attracts good students and vice-versa. To be successful in retaining and attracting the best scholars, against stiff competition, we must recognize excellence. In academia, there is no better way to reward the best than with a named chair that recognizes accomplishment and provides discretionary resources to take the risks that lead to breakthroughs in teaching and research,” noted Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs who holds the K. Harrison Brown Family Chair.
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