WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Wayne Clough, President of the
Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named to succeed Dr. Charles M. Vest
as the new University Co-Vice Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness.
The Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization
whose members are corporation chief executives, university professors and
labor leaders dedicated to setting an action agenda to drive U.S. economic
competitiveness and leadership.
The Council is made up of three Co-Vice Chairs, each representing
Industry, Universities and Labor. Clough joins Sandra Feldman, Immediate Past
President of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, who represents
Labor, and Duane Ackermann, Chairman and CEO of the BellSouth Corporation,
representing Industry. Together, they make up the governing body of the
Council on Competitiveness.
Dr. Vest is stepping down from the University Co-Vice Chairman position
after recently retiring as President of MIT.
Dr. Clough, who has been involved with the Council for a number of years,
recently helped the Council launch the National Innovation Initiative with co-
chair Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman and CEO of IBM Corporation. This Council
Initiative is focused on keeping the United States at the forefront for
innovation throughout the world.
Dr. Wayne Clough became the tenth President of the Georgia Institute of
Technology in September of 1994. Previously, he 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.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Clough to the President's
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, where he currently is a member
of the Nanotechnology Task Force and where he previously chaired the Federal
Research and Development Panel. Clough received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil
Engineering from Georgia and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the
University of California, Berkley.
The Council on Competitiveness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
whose members are corporate chief executives, university presidents, and labor
leaders dedicated to setting an action agenda to drive U.S. economic
competitiveness and leadership in global markets. The Council helps shape the
national debate on competitiveness by concentrating on a few crucial issues
including national and regional innovation, competitiveness and security,
globalization, workforce development, and the benchmarking of U.S. economic
performance against other countries.
For more information about the Council on Competitiveness, please
visit http://www.compete.org .
SOURCE The Council on Competitiveness