Alumnus Tapped to Serve as Board of Regents Chair
At its November meeting, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) elected Sachin Shailendra, a civil engineering alumnus from Georgia Tech, to serve as its chair for the coming year.
“An outstanding Georgia Tech alumnus, with strong family ties to Georgia Tech, Regent Shailendra has a unique appreciation of how public higher education can transform lives and strengthen our community,” said Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera. “I look forward to working with him in his new leadership role as chair of the Board of Regents to advance our public colleges and universities throughout the state.”
With members appointed by the governor, the Board of Regents serves as the governing and management authority for 26 public higher education institutions: four research universities, four comprehensive universities, nine state universities, and nine state colleges.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve the citizens of Georgia, my fellow regents, and the 333,000 students who are working to improve their lives and the world by studying at institutions in the University System of Georgia,” Shailendra said. “I was fortunate to earn my degree from Georgia Tech, a USG institution, and throughout my term on the Board of Regents I have kept my focus on our students and what they need to be successful. I look forward to continuing this work on behalf of students and families.”
Shailendra is involved in a number of community organizations, including the boards of the Georgia REACH Foundation, the Sports Network at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Metro Atlanta YMCA. He resides in metro Atlanta with his wife and nine-month-old twins.