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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

  • 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.

  • The Names of My Friends

    I grew up in a middle-class family in Puerto Rico. My childhood was a worry-free existence — we were safe in school, in stores, and on the streets.

  • What’s Next: Dr. Bras Looks to Year 10 as Georgia Tech’s Provost

    As he enters his 10th year as the provost of Georgia Tech, Rafael L. Bras shares his aspirations and a series of goals for the 2019-20 academic term.