Community Invited to State of the Institute Address

G. Wayne Clough, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, invites all faculty, staff and students to attend his 2004 State of the Institute Address during Homecoming Week in October.

Each fall, President Clough offers his State of the Institute Address as a way to recap Georgia Tech's achievements of the past year and to map out a plan for the Institute's continued success.

The presentation offers the campus community a chance to hear about student accomplishments and faculty successes plus gauge the direction of Institute initiatives for the upcoming year.

Three State of the Institute Addresses are planned for Homecoming Week 2004:

Student Presentation
11 a.m. Oct. 12, 2004
Student Center Ballroom
351 Ferst Drive NW

Faculty and Staff Presentation
3 p.m. Oct. 14, 2004
Global Learning and Conference Center, Room 236
84 5th St.

Alumni Presentation
6 p.m. Oct. 14, 2004
Global Learning and Conference Center, Room 236
84 5th St.

This month marks Clough's 10th year as president of the Institute. He is the 10th president in the Institute's 118-year history and the first alumnus to hold that honor. Clough received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Georgia Tech in 1964 and 1965. He earned his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1969.

Previously, Clough was on the faculty at Duke University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Washington. He was head of the Department of Civil Engineering and dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and was provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Washington.

During Clough's tenure as Georgia Tech's president, the Institute served as the Olympic Village for the 1996 Centennial Olympics. Research award funding increased from $212 million to more than $340 million; a required computer initiative for all students was implemented; and enrollment has increased from 13,000 to 16,825. More than $1 billion in private gifts have been obtained for Institute goals and initiatives under Clough's leadership.

Clough has been recognized for his teaching and research, including a total of eight national awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is the recipient of ASCE's 2004 OPAL Award for Lifetime Achievement in Education. In 1990, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He was awarded the 2001 National Engineering Award by the American Association of Engineering Societies and in 2002 was named an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.