Dr. Gary Schuster to Step Down as Provost
October 21, 2009
To the Georgia Tech campus community:
Dr. Gary Schuster has informed me of his desire to step down from his position as provost and return to the faculty. He has agreed to continue in his current role as we conduct a national search for a new provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.
I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Gary for his 15 years of truly remarkable service to the Institute as dean of the College of Science, as provost, and as interim president, when he was called upon to lead Georgia Tech through one of the most challenging periods in our history. While I respect his decision to return to his teaching and research, we will all miss Gary's leadership and sage counsel as a member of the Georgia Tech senior leadership team.
Please join me in thanking Gary for his service.
We will soon be announcing the appointment of a search committee and will undertake a national search for Gary’s replacement. Our goal is to have the new provost in place by July 1, 2010. This transition period provides an opportunity for us to review the current leadership and support structure within the central administration that will best support our education, research, and other related functions, as we continue working together to develop and implement our new Strategic Plan.
G. P. "Bud" Peterson