G. Wayne Clough

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1941 –


Who is G. Wayne Clough?

Gerald Wayne Clough is President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, a position he has held since July 2008. He has since announced his retirement, effective October 2014. A graduate of Georgia Tech in civil engineering, he was the first alumnus to serve as President of the Institute.

Clough was president of Georgia Tech from 1994 to 2008, when he oversaw dramatic changes in the institute, including $1 billion in new construction, increased retention and graduation rates, a higher nationwide ranking and a much larger student body. His administration championed programs which encouraged undergraduate research, offered international experiences, and made college more affordable for low-income students.

The Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, which officially opened its doors in August 2011, is named in his honor. Clough has garnered many other awards and honors, including the title of President Emeritus, two Norman Medals, eight honorary degrees, and membership in the National Science Board.

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Sep 24, 1941
Also known as
  • Gerald Wayne Clough
  • G Wayne Clough
  • United States of America
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Duke University
  • Stanford University
Lived in
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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