Dean Jacqueline Royster to Step Down August 31

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Jacqueline Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology, will step down on August 31, 2019.

Royster has served as dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts since 2010. Under her leadership, the College has seen enrollment growth, new degree and program offerings, the creation of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage, and continued growth in research centers and sponsored research.

“As dean, Dr. Royster embraced the longstanding legacy and history of the liberal arts at Georgia Tech,” said Rafael L. Bras, Georgia Tech provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs and K. Harrison Brown Family Chair. “She has been a steadfast voice for ‘innovation at the crossroads of humanities, social sciences, and technology.’ Nobody is a better advocate and ambassador of the liberal arts and social sciences. Georgia Tech is better because of her efforts.”

The College will remain under Dean Royster’s leadership while a search commences. Details on the search process and leadership transition will be announced later this spring.


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