Presidential Profile

The George Washington University Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee, led by Chair Trustee Roslyn Brock and Vice-Chair Professor James Tielsch, seek to appoint as GW’s next president:

  • A distinguished academic or organizational leader with a track record of success in hiring, developing, and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff.
  • An individual with a track record of increasing the academic reputation and quality of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.
  • An individual with a successful record of supporting a culture that facilitates the increase of extramural research funding and creating incentives for major multidisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on grand challenge problems.
  • An individual with a demonstrated history of embracing and advancing institutional commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An individual who comes with a record of uncompromising integrity, an unwavering moral compass, outstanding communication skills, and a passion for academic innovation and entrepreneurship—along with a record of strong financial acumen and collaborative, strategic, and decisive action.


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