Meet Provost Rafael L. Bras

Dr. Rafael Bras

Dr. Rafael L. Bras is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

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Recent Posts from Dr. Bras

  • Maintaining Connection and Community as Classes Resume

    Dr. Bras offers thoughts as Georgia Tech classes resume online on March 30, and encourages that moving forward successfully will require extraordinary flexibility, empathy, adjustment, and communication.

  • Thoughts on Coronavirus

    Writing about coronavirus is not what I had planned. But these are unprecedented times.

  • Servant Leadership: A Lesson in Harmony, Humility and Helpfulness

    Last Jan. 26, I had the unforgettable experience to visit former President Jimmy Carter’s Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. To me, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are the paragons of servant leaders. I cannot begin to explain what it meant for me to visit with them at their church.

  • Before Closing the Chapter as Provost

    By now, many of you have heard of my intention to step down from the provost position on or around Sept. 1. The last 10 years as provost at Georgia Tech have been a dream job and now it is time to do something else.

  • A (Large) Circle of Friends

    On Dec. 6, many from across the Institute came together to salute Monique Tavares, director of Global Operations, as she retires after 19 years at Georgia Tech.

  • All in a Day of Horseback Riding

    Last Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, my wife and I spent two and a half hours horseback riding around Chickamauga National Military Park, the site of a major Civil War battle in 1863. It was a beautiful day, sunny and brisk.

  • Make it a very good day, I insist.

    At times, we all feel overwhelmed by circumstances, anxious, alone in our troubles, or desperate. It is important to first recognize that these emotions are common to all of us and make us human. And second, that we do not have to face them alone.