CU chancellor Peterson named sole finalist for presidency

The search committee assembled to fill the vacant office of Institute President has produced a single finalist: George P. “Bud” Peterson, chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Interim Insitute President Gary Schuster notified the campus community by megamod e-mail at 8 a.m. Monday morning that the search process had produced the sole nominee.

Peterson has been the chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder since 2006, when he took the position following six years as provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and 19 years at Texas A&M, where he also earned his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. Peterson completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Kansas State University where he was also a walk-on wide receiver for three seasons.

“I am humbled to be considered for the post of president of the Georgia Institute of Technology,” Peterson said in a statement released by the University of Colorado. “Georgia Tech is a wonderful institution and presents a special opportunity for me and my family.”

Look for full coverage of this announcement in Friday’s edition of the Technique.