In September, 1994,
Dr. G. Wayne Clough became the tenth President of the Georgia
Institute of Technology and the first alumnus to serve as president.
Dr. Clough received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from
Georgia Tech in 1964 and 1965, and a Ph.D. in 1969 in Civil Engineering
from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Clough was a member of the faculty at Duke University, Stanford University,
Virginia Tech, and the University of Washington.
He served as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of the College
of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and as Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs at the University of Washington.
During his tenure as president, Georgia Tech served as the Olympic Village for
the 1996 Centennial Olympics. Research expenditures
have increased from $212 million to $425 million, a required computer initiative
for all students was implemented, and enrollment has increased from 13,000 to
17,000. Over $1 billion in private gifts have been obtained. A state-wide Georgia
Tech regional engineering program has been implemented. An ambitious building
program of over $900 million has been completed with another $300 million in
planning or design. In 1999, Georgia Tech received the Hesburgh Award, the nation's
top recognition for support of undergraduate teaching and learning; and in 2003
it was ranked among the top ten public universities by U.S.
News and World Report.
In 2001 and 2002, Black Issues in Higher Education cited Georgia Tech as the
only university to graduate the
largest number of African-American engineers at all three levels: Bachelor's,
Master's, and Ph.D.
Dr. Clough has been recognized for his teaching and research, including a total
of nine national awards from the American Society
of Civil Engineers, most recently the 2004 OPAL lifetime award for contributions
to education. He is one of a handful of civil engineers to have been twice awarded
Civil Engineering's oldest recognition, the Norman Medal, in 1982 and in 1996.
He received the George Westinghouse Award from the American Society of Engineering
Education in 1986 for outstanding teaching and research. In 1990, he was elected
to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He was awarded the 2002 National
Engineering Award by the American Association of Engineering Societies and in
2004 was named as a Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Engineering at
In 2004, Dr. Clough was named to the National Science Board. In 2001, President
George W. Bush appointed Dr. Clough to the President's Council of Advisors on
Science and Technology, and he currently is a member of the nanotechnology task
force and previously chaired the Federal Research and Development panel. Clough's
other current service activities include: University Vice Chair of the U.S. Council
on Competitiveness where he co-Chairs the National Innovation Initiative; he
chairs the Engineer of 2020 Project for the NAE. Previously Clough chaired Governor
Barnes' Blue Ribbon Natural Gas Task Force and Mayor Franklin's Clean Water Advisory
Panel. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber
and a Trustee of Georgia Research Alliance. Clough serves on the Board of Advisors
for Noro-Moseley Partners, the southeast's largest venture capital fund, and
the Board of Directors of TSYS of Columbus, Ga. He serves as a special consultant
to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System for ongoing major seismic
retrofit operations. For eight years Georgia Trend magazine has listed him among
the 100 Most Influential People in Georgia.
Clough's interests include technology and higher education policy, economic development,
diversity in higher education, and technology in a global setting. His civil
engineering specialty is in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. Dr. Clough
has published over 120 papers and reports and six book chapters.