Dr. Angel Cabrera Named President of the Georgia Institute of Technology

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia named Dr. Ángel Cabrera president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He will assume the position before September 15, 2019.

“Georgia Tech will continue to excel under the leadership of Dr. Cabrera,” said USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “His experience, skillset and deep ties to his alma mater will serve the campus community well, and his vision for the future will help lead Georgia Tech to new heights. I am grateful to the Board of Regents and the search committee for their time and effort in this selection process, and I congratulate Dr. Cabrera on his new role.”

Cabrera has served as president of George Mason University (GMU), a top-tier research institution and the largest public university in Virginia, since 2012.

“Dr. Cabrera is an excellent choice to lead Georgia Tech as its next president,” said Board of Regents Chairman Don Waters. “I am confident that he will work diligently on behalf of students while advancing Georgia Tech’s growth, priorities and world-class reputation. On behalf of the Board of Regents, I welcome Dr. Cabrera back to Georgia Tech and look forward to working with him.”

During Cabrera’s tenure, GMU accounted for more than half of all enrollment growth in Virginia. His efforts also include improving student outcomes, enhancing research, strengthening community partnerships and doubling philanthropic contributions.

“I am thrilled to serve as Georgia Tech’s new president,” Cabrera said. “My academic career was shaped here as was my personal life. My wife and I met in graduate school at Tech and our son Alex just finished his undergraduate here this year. In many ways, this is a wonderful homecoming for us. As a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board for about a decade, I have witnessed Georgia Tech’s emergence as one of the leading technological universities in the world and admired its role in making Atlanta a thriving hub of innovation. It is an absolute privilege to be asked to lead this remarkable institution into its next chapter.”

“On behalf of the Georgia Tech Foundation, I’m delighted to welcome Ángel Cabrera back to campus in his new capacity as Georgia Tech’s 12th president,” said Chairman John Brock. “He and his family have strong ties to Georgia Tech, and his commitment to and familiarity with the Georgia Tech Foundation and alumni network will be an asset. We look forward to working with him to support our institution and its students.”

Heidrick & Struggles provided executive search consulting services during the presidential search process.