Dean Search Committee Forming, Nominations Open Through End of the Week
A national search for the next dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Computing is set to begin this summer. However, a search committee needs to be established before the search for a new dean can commence.
In an email to College of Computing faculty, staff, and students, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve McLaughlin announced that search committee nominations are being accepted now through close of business Friday, May 26.
“We are currently forming the search committee and seeking nominations for faculty, staff, and student participants who can provide thoughtful engagement during this process,” said McLaughlin in a recent message to campus. "You are welcome to nominate yourself or other colleagues from within the College of Computing, or colleges and units from across campus that work closely with Computing.”
He added that there is no limit on the number of nominations an individual may make.
“Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this very important step for the College of Computing, and Georgia Tech,” said McLaughlin.
The provost also announced that the search for the next dean of computing will be led by Raheem Beyah, dean of the College of Engineering and Southern Company Chair, who has agreed to serve as search chair. A search firm will be selected to assist with the effort.
All of this stems from the May 1 news that Dean Charles Isbell accepted the position of provost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His last day at Georgia Tech is July 31. Alex Orso, professor and associate dean will serve as interim dean, effective Aug. 1, and will serve until the new dean is named.
Nomination submissions can be made here: https://gatech.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jkGK70u63xmFFQ
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