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Steven McLaughlin Named Provost and Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs at Ga Tech
September 15, 2020
• Atlanta, GA
Steven McLaughlin will assume the function of Provost and Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs effective October 1, 2020.
“After an extensive national search, the candidate who rose to the top was our individual Steve McLaughlin, the current Dean of our leading-ranking College of Engineering,” said Ga Tech President Ángel Cabrera. “Steve has served in management roles at Ga Tech for just about 25 years and is co-chairing the Steering Committee for the Institute’s new strategic prepare, which will be launched later this fall. He is an inclusive chief who places words and phrases into motion as evidenced by the flagship CREATE-X program for college student entrepreneurship that he helped develop and launch 6 yrs ago, as perfectly as the perform he’s finished across campus in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and scholar mental health and fitness and well-getting, which he is so passionate about.”
Aside from his proven history in championing innovation, McLaughlin’s strengths also align with the Institute’s new strategic themes of amplifying impact, increasing obtain, cultivating very well-being, top by instance, and connecting globally.
He served as deputy director of Ga Tech-Lorraine for two many years and subsequently became the Institute’s very first Vice Provost for Worldwide Initiatives and the Steven A. Denning Chair in World wide Engagement. In addition, he served as the Steve W. Chaddick College Chair in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering before serving as Dean and Southern Business Chair in the Faculty of Engineering. He has also focused efforts to grow variety, fairness, and inclusion in the University of Engineering.
“The College of Engineering has been continually ranked by Diverse Concerns in Higher Education as number one in engineering doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans and is the major producer of engineering levels awarded to women of all ages and underrepresented minority college students,” Cabrera said. “I really a lot appreciate Steve’s contributions to these outcomes and his commitment to increasing access to students of all backgrounds.”
Through his three-year tenure as Dean and Southern Business Chair of the University of Engineering at Georgia Tech, the College or university has continued to rank amid the country’s top five engineering establishments. The U.S. News & Entire world Report 2021 “Best Colleges” undergraduate rankings announced yesterday reinforced the good results of the College under McLaughlin’s leadership. The Institute stays ranked No. 4 for very best undergraduate engineering applications all round, and six of the 10 programs are rated No. 1 among the general public universities. The Faculty also acquired additional than $270 million in investigation awards in 2019.
“It is a dream appear true to move into the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech, a major 10 community university, and a location I actually adore,” said McLaughlin. “I am filling large footwear as Dr. Rafael Bras ways down, and I am grateful for his direction over the many years. I intend to construct on his work while driving forward the system we’ve developed to develop leaders who progress the human situation.”
An 18-particular person advisory committee, co-chaired by Dr. Charles Isbell, Dean of the College of Computing and John P. Imlay Jr. Chair, and Dr. Susan Lozier, Dean of the College or university of Sciences and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair, conducted a thorough national search with the guidance of Heidrick & Struggles.
“I prolong my deepest gratitude to Charles, Susan, and the entire search committee for the perform they did to assess an extraordinary pool of candidates and present a gifted and numerous set of alternatives,” said Cabrera. “Even in the midst of the worries we have confronted with Covid-19, this group ongoing to transfer ahead to identify an impressive slate of candidates. Their operate helped me select the prospect who will assistance direct Ga Tech into the following decade of innovation, exploration, and educational excellence.”
McLaughlin fills the role after a ten years of management with Dr. Rafael Bras in the placement. In the course of that time, Ga Tech established by itself between the leading public universities in the country. Among his numerous accomplishments at Ga Tech, Bras launched the Commission on Generating the Subsequent in Education, an Institute-broad effort to shape the upcoming of bigger training. Under his management, Georgia Tech introduced the pioneering Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) application, as perfectly as subsequent on the net diploma programs in analytics and cybersecurity that, collectively, enroll a lot more than 12,000 college students globally. This semester the do the job Bras did on Library Up coming, a multimillion-dollar, engineering-targeted reimagining of the intellectual center of the campus was done as the final library making opened in the heart of East Campus.
“I am grateful for the lasting affect that Rafael’s leadership has experienced,” reported Cabrera. “I really considerably appear forward to working with Steve to create on that very solid foundation as we obtain new means to produce on our mission of Progress and Provider.”
Details about an interim Dean for the Higher education of Engineering and plans to start out a search for a permanent substitution will be declared in the coming weeks.
About Dr. Steven McLaughlin
Dr. Steven W. McLaughlin is at this time the Dean and Southern Company Chair of the Faculty of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technological innovation. He currently serves as the main educational officer of the Higher education and offers management to much more than 500 faculty members and much more than 17,000 students at the most significant engineering higher education in the state.
McLaughlin been given the B.S.E.E. degree from Northwestern College, the M.S.E. diploma from Princeton College, and the Ph.D. diploma from the University of Michigan. He joined the Faculty of Electrical and Computer system Engineering at Ga Tech in September 1996. From 2012 to 2017 he was the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair in the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering and from 2007 to 2012, he was Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Steven A. Denning Chair in Worldwide Engagement.
In 2014, he co-founded Create-X, a campuswide effort to instill entrepreneurial self-confidence in pupils and enable them launch businesses. The software has successfully introduced 159 student-led providers and engaged 4,000 students in the ideas and observe of proof-primarily based entrepreneurship.
In 2011, he was awarded the honor Chevalier de l`Ordre Nationale du Merite, (Knight of the French Nationwide Purchase of Benefit), the 2nd best civilian award presented by the Republic of France. He was the to start with Ga Tech receiver of the Presidential Early Job Award for Researchers and Engineers (PECASE) wherever he was cited by President Bill Clinton “for management in the enhancement of high-capability, nonbinary optical recording formats.” He is a earlier President of the IEEE Information Idea Society and a Fellow of the IEEE.
His analysis interests are in the typical area of communications and information idea. His analysis group has published in the locations of forward mistake correction and equalization in wi-fi communications, magnetic/optical data storage, and data safety and privateness. His group has published and presented more than 250 papers in journals and conferences and holds 36 U.S. patents.