Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Episode 104: Class of 1953 Lectureship
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Episode 104: Class of 1953 Lectureship

April 6, 2023 | 167 views

Welcome to Episode 104 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this special episode, listen to Dr. Ángel Cabrera, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, give his address as the 19th speaker in Darlington's annual Class of 1953 Lectureship Series. Cabrera is the first native of Spain to serve as president of an American university. In his address, he shares wisdom from his life for students as they look forward to college and their future careers.

Cabrera earned his B.S. and M.S. in computer and electrical engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid before earning his M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology and cognitive science from Georgia Tech, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. 

As president during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cabrera led Georgia Tech through one of the most critical times in its history to break records in student applications and enrollment, graduation rates, and research awards. Today, the institution is one of the fastest-growing and most research-intensive universities in the nation, serving more than 45,000 students and receiving nearly $1.3 billion in annual research awards. 

Cabrera has been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, a “Star of Europe” by Bloomberg Businessweek, a “Henry Crown Fellow” by the Aspen Institute, and a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He has received honorary degrees from Miami Dade College and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and serves on the boards of the National Geographic Society, Harvard College Visiting Committee, Atlanta Committee for Progress, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Bankinter Innovation Foundation in Spain. 


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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Shelley Daniel, theatre director, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager.

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