On Saturday, the Regents of the Smithsonian voted unanimously for the 12th Secretary, Dr. G. Wayne Clough. (pronounced cluff) With a PhD in civil engineering, Clough comes to SI from his post as president of Georgia Tech University. While there, he has increased enrollment and research expenditures dramatically, overseen the expansion of campuses all over the world, and led two major capital campaigns. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 public research universities. Read more of his bio in this press release.
This experience will relate well to the breadth and complexity of the Smithsonian, as Clough mentioned in his press conference following the announcement.
Clough will start at the Smithsonian on July 1. We so look forward to introducing him to Affiliates!