Darryl Richard Named To Georgia Tech Presidential Search Committee

July 12, 2008

ATLANTA – Richard Tucker, chair of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (USG), announced Friday the appointment of the Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Search Committee.

A national search will be conducted to replace Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough, who stepped down on June 30 to become the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Clough served as Georgia Tech’s president since 1994.

Tucker announced the membership of the Search Committee, which will guide the first stage of the search. USG Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. and the Board of Regents are currently evaluating national higher education executive recruiters to aid in the search. Susan Herbst, USG executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, will schedule an initial meeting within the coming weeks, at which time the members will be formally charged with their roles and responsibilities in conducting the search.

Members of the Presidential Search Committee are as follows:

Regent Willis Potts, committee chair

Regent Hugh Carter

Regent Mansfield Jennings

Regent Jim Jolly

Regent Don Leebern

Regent Elridge McMillan

Regent Ben Tarbutton

Regent Richard Tucker

Dr. Gisele Bennett, professor, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Dr. Thomas Boston, professor, School of Economics

Dr. Steven French, professor, College of Architecture

Dr. Don Giddens, Dean, College of Engineering

Dr. Gary May, professor, College of Engineering

Dr. Sandra Slaughter, professor, College of Management

Dr. Jeffrey Wu, professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mr. Herky Harris, Georgia Tech Foundation chair

Mr. Darryl Richard, MBA Student, Athlete, and Member of the Georgia Tech All-Academic Team

Mr. Joe Rogers, Waffle House

Mr. Bill Todd, Georgia Tech Alumni Association president

Mr. Chris Young, Georgia Department of Economic Development

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