To the Georgia Tech Community:
Dr. G. P. "Bud" Peterson
The April announcement of our invitation to join the Association of American Universities (AAU) was not only a tremendous compliment, but also a testament to how perceptions about Georgia Tech are changing. In my conversations with people outside our campus, there is genuine interest in Georgia Tech, an appreciation for our contributions to improve the human condition, and a desire to know what we are going to do next. It's a privileged position to be in, and one we have been working towards for a very long time.
As president, one of my principal roles is to communicate all of the exciting things we are doing in education, research, service, and economic development. In addition to the normal Rotary, Alumni Association and other visits, this July, members of my senior leadership team and I will be travelling the state, meeting with alumni clubs and legislators to find additional opportunities for partnership and collaboration. We will also talk about the future of Georgia Tech, viewed through our forthcoming strategic plan.