Christopher J. Deering was appointed Interim Dean of the College of Professional Studies, effective February 1, 2018, following the resignation of Dean Eskandarian. Chris, as he commonly goes by, is far from new to GW and has transitioned smoothly to his new role. Now that he is at the helm of the College we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know him a little better.
Sparks of passion for coding and entrepreneurship led two recent students to the GW Coding Boot Camp. They quickly bonded as team members for a class project and following graduation they continued to use their newly acquired skills to work together on an entrepreneurial dream.
The UK Parliament reached out to the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) for help with an unprecedented hearing as part of its investigation on fake news. GSPM and the School of Media and Public Affairs hosted the public evidence session for the Parliament committee on February 8 at GW’s Marvin Center. The committee heard testimony from executives from Twitter, Google, Facebook, YouTube, CNN, The New York Times and other media enterprises.
A two-day Emerging Leaders Workshop for new managers, or those planning to move into management, is being offered this spring by the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL). This program, as well as a Certification Program in Enterprise Risk Management for the Public Sector and a Women Lead with Powerful Conversations program are highlights of upcoming CEPL programs.
Ali Eskandarian, who has served for nearly seven years as dean of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) and Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC), has announced his resignation from academic leadership, effective Jan. 31.
“At GW, we will have a clear purpose: We will choose to lead,” said GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc during his inaugural address on November 13. His speech rallied the university around this shared purpose with his words striking a balance between reflecting on a historic institution, and aspiring for what the university community will achieve under his leadership.
Join us in congratulating Adele Ashkar, CPS Associate Dean for Academic Excellence, for receiving the 2017 Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award for her long-time devotion to sustainable landscaping and excellence in education.
The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the Virginia Leadership Institute (VLI) launched the inaugural Trailblazers in Politics award Nov. 29, honoring diverse GSPM students and alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of politics.
While Dr. Scott White usually teaches in a classroom, he agreed to share his insights on “Human Factors and Cybersecurity” as part of a new series of fun, thought-provoking discussions held in casual settings.
According to a recent article in Publishers Weekly “D.C. Metro Spotlight: In the Nation's Capital, Even the Books Are Mission Driven,” for those learning the publishing trade, all roads lead back to Arnie Grossblatt and George Washington University’s publishing program.
The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) contributes to advancing excellence in public service in multiple ways. This month CEPL is proud to have three alumni recognized with prestigious awards at the Presidential Rank Awards Leadership Summit that two CEPL senior fellows contributed to making a success. CEPL’s ongoing educational offerings are in alignment with the summit’s goals of helping federal career senior leaders grow in their roles.
“We aspire to preeminence as a comprehensive global research university,” said GW’s President Thomas J. LeBlanc, who officially started Aug. 1. He shared this “collective aspiration” with program directors and senior staff in the College of Professional Studies on September 25, and has been repeating it frequently around Campus.
Mindy Finn, M.P.S. ’10, was one of eight GW alumni honored October 20 with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association to a graduate. Created in 1937, the award is given to graduates of the past 10 years who have attained notable achievements in the field.