On June 1, 2020, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) welcomed Kaye Husbands Fealing as the new dean of the College. Bringing with her many years of service across multiple institutions and disciplines, experience as the former chair of the School of Public Policy, and a sense of optimism for the College’s role in the new strategic vision for Georgia Tech, the Dean engaged Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting (GTSC) to coordinate and facilitate a strategic planning process for the College. The planning process would be anchored in a study, similar to the work of National Academies studies, researching the following foundational question: “What should be the purpose and potential of a liberal arts college at a technology-centered university in the 21st century?”
A study committee has conducted research and developed a set of conclusions and recommendations about Ivan Allen College’s offerings to faculty, students, and staff, its role at Georgia Tech, and its contributions to the liberal arts. The strategic plan includes mission, vision, goals, objectives, and metrics very closely aligned with Georgia Tech's strategic plan.