Board of Trustees
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 Grace Speights, a 1982 alumna of GW Law, 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
Senior University Leadership
Our senior leadership team provide 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.
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President for Health Affairs; Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Chief Executive Officer, The GW Medical Faculty Associates
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Secretary of the University
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer
Associate Vice President for Ethics, Compliance and Risk and Data Privacy Officer
Director of Athletics
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.