Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Annual Founder's Day

The 2014 Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Founder's Day 

March 13, 2014


Greetings from Dean Jacqueline Jones Royster

We are delighted to be celebrating the 125th anniversary of liberal arts at Georgia Tech!

The liberal arts have been a vibrant part of the Institute since 1888 when English was among the six courses offered to the inaugural class of students.  During the past century and a quarter, we have grown apace with Georgia Tech.  Today, the Ivan Allen College forms a vanguard in 21stcentury liberal arts for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service.  

Our work is distinctive in that it bridges the traditional separation between the technological disciplines and the humanities and social sciences.  This approach constitutes a transformative element--both for the Institute and the world beyond—in enabling trans-boundary thinking, robust problem-solving, and innovative action.  It also embodies the ethos of our founding namesake, Ivan Allen, Jr. whose dedication to socially and ethically conscious leadership has gained currency in our modern world.

We are grateful for the many students, alumni, donors, sponsors, colleagues, and friends who share our vision for academic excellence and innovation at the crossroads of the humanities, social sciences, and technology.  Your partnership and support ensure the ongoing work of our faculty and students in our collective commitment to bring about a more just and humane world for all.

Jacqueline Jones Royster
Ivan Allen Jr. Dean's Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Georgia Institute of Technology

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