>> RELATED | Georgia Tech alumnus picked to be president
Cabrera, who earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Georgia Tech, said he hopes to help students and researchers find ways to address global challenges, such as economic development and combating diseases, as well as continue the ongoing efforts to offer more online courses and degree programs. He visited the campus with his wife, Beth, whom he met when they were both Georgia Tech students. University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley and Board of Regents Chairman Don Waters were also there for his visit.
Cabrera, who was born in Spain, reflected on his path to Georgia Tech in his opening remarks. He recalled arriving on campus 28 years ago with two suitcases, many dreams and some apprehension.
“Not in my wildest dreams when I landed here I thought that one day I would be asked to serve as this school’s president,” he said.
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