Board of Regents Sets New Systemwide Policies
The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents convened in Atlanta Wednesday for its March meeting. Among the various items addressed, several were of interest to Georgia Tech.
The Board approved the establishment of the following new faculty chairs and appointments:
- Santosh Vempala, distinguished professor in the College of Computing, was appointed to the newly established Frederick G. Storey Chair II.
- The Dunn Family Institute Chair was established in the School of Physics.
- The Gary C. Butler Chair was established in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Wenke Lee, professor in the College of Computing, was appointed to the newly established John P. Imlay, Jr. Chair II.
- Ellen Zegura, professor in the College of Computing, was appointed to the newly established Stephen Fleming Chair.
- Gregory Abowd, distinguished professor and Regents Professor in the College of Computing, was appointed to the J.Z. Liang Chair.
The Board also discussed and approved new system-wide policies on sexual misconduct and student conduct. The system-level sexual misconduct policy replaces each USG institution’s local policy. The student conduct policy sets forth consistent processes and procedures to be incorporated into each institution’s existing student conduct policy.
Both policies go into effect July 1. Read more from the USG.
In other Georgia Tech matters, the Board recognized Tech environmental engineering student Hannah Greenwald as a USG Academic Scholar. The USG honors one student from each institution each year.