From: News Alert E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Wed Feb 25 2009 - 09:53:01 MST
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:53:01 -0700 (MST) From: News Alert E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Chancellor Peterson named Georgia Tech president
TO: All CU-Boulder Students
FROM: Office of the Chancellor
SENDER: G.P. "Bud" Peterson
DATE: February 25, 2009
SUBJECT: Chancellor Peterson named Georgia Tech president
Friends, students and colleagues,
As many of you know, on Feb 9 I was named the sole finalist for the position of President of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Earlier today, the Georgia Board of Regents voted and extended a formal offer, which I have accepted. It is with a sense of both personal regret and professional excitement that Val and I have decided to leave this great institution that is the University of Colorado at Boulder and embark upon this opportunity at Georgia Tech.
While this has been a difficult decision, it was made easier by the fact that I genuinely believe that CU-Boulder has a strong and capable leadership team in place and a dynamic strategic plan in Flagship 2030, one that sets a course for CU-Boulder's future as a national, comprehensive and pre-eminent research university.
While my departure is just over a month away, CU President Bruce Benson has been on campus this past week, soliciting input from faculty, staff and student governing groups, in order to identify a path forward and leadership that will preserve the momentum that we have made toward the goals outlined in Flagship 2030. I am confident that he will be able to identify someone who will offer this great university leadership, continuity and continued teamwork, as well as someone who will continue to enhance CU-Boulder's growing national reputation. I will keep you informed as this process moves forward.
In closing, while it is with mixed emotions that Val and I leave the University of Colorado at Boulder, we will always value our time here and treasure the support we received from so many of you, in so many ways.
G.P. "Bud" Peterson, Chancellor
University of Colorado at Boulder
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