President LeBlanc with Students


GW President Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas J. LeBlanc

17th President
The George Washington University

"I believe [higher education] is the strongest force for social mobility in the United States. And that’s what gets me up in the morning. Being a part of that."


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Board of Trustees

Nelson Carbonell

Board of trustees chair Nelson A. Carbonell

Overseen by the George Washington University Board of Trustees, our leadership team is committed to providing a unique and rigorous education to our students while creating a path of transformative growth to further solidify our position as one of the world’s premier research universities.

Led by chair Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr., a 1985 alumnus of the university, the board is responsible for our university's governance. The board plays a key role in:

  • determining how the university will meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
  • overseeing fiscal, academic and physical operations
  • providing leadership for the GW strategic initiatives, which are designed to enhance academics and student life


A Vision for the Future

Vice Provost Forrest Maltzman meeting with students


The Office of the Provost supports all academic endeavors for GW’s schools and colleges.

Forrest Maltzman, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, and his leadership team promote the efforts of our exceptional faculty and facilitate unparalleled educational and student life opportunities for our students.

The Office of the Provost leads implementation of the university’s strategic plan, Vision 2021, which is rooted in the pillars of globalization, policy and governance, cross-disciplinary collaboration and citizenship and leadership. The plan aims to provide a unique, rigorous education to every one of our students and build upon our stature as a research institution.


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Vice Presidents

Our vice presidents provide senior leadership and strategic vision for all aspects of GW life. They leverage extensive practical experience in their fields and help to shape our next century of growth. They’re supported by faculty and staff members, including support personnel.

Jeffrey Akman

Jeffrey Akman

Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences


Ann McCorvey

Ann McCorvey

Deputy Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Beth Nolan

Beth Nolan

Senior Vice President and General Counsel









The GW academic experience is firmly rooted in each of our schools and colleges. Each GW dean serves as the chief administrative officer for their school and works closely with the president and provost on all academic affairs, as well as department chairs within their schools. Deans ensure that each school can maintain their own distinct identity while working together to create a dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.



Student Leadership

Student leaders take shape in many forms from members of the Student Association to captains of varsity athletics and student organization presidents.GW students don't just participate in campus life; they stimulate it and consistently make their mark.

All student leaders, regardless of their role, work to start a conversation and make progress on an issue or topic. This could mean speaking out against sexual assault as part of a national movement through the It’s On Us campaign or holding meetings with administrators to make plans for the future.

The current Student Association president is junior Peak Sen Chua.

SA President Peak Sen Chua

Peak Sen Chua, Student Association President

Class of 2019
Majors: Public Health and Political Science

"It's an honor being the first international student to serve as Student Association President, and I want to use this opportunity to ensure that we can improve the GW experience for both domestic and international students."