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Ali Eskandarian

Ali Eskandarian Announces Resignation from Academic Leadership

January 03, 2018
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. 
GW Holiday Video

GW Holiday Video 2017

December 20, 2017
We wish you a Happy Holiday Season & Wonderful New Year!
Dr. LeBlanc during inauguration

‘Making George Proud,’ LeBlanc Inaugurated as 17th GW President

December 20, 2017
“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.
Dr. Adele Ashkar

Associate Dean Ashkar Receives Conservation Landscaping Award

December 19, 2017
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.
GSPM Honors African American Trailblazers in Politics

GSPM Honors African American Trailblazers in Politics

December 18, 2017
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.
Presidential Rank Awardees

CEPL Alumni Receive Prestigious Presidential Rank Awards

December 15, 2017
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.
Mayor San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mayor of San Juan Visits GW Classroom

December 14, 2017
"If you are going to communicate something, communicate the truth," said Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaking in the aftermath of the hurricane that devastated the island.
LeBlanc with CPS faculty

College Leadership Meets President LeBlanc

October 27, 2017
“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, Alumna

CPS Alumna Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

October 26, 2017
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.
US Capital

GSPM Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with a Salute to Distinguished Alumni

October 25, 2017
More than one-third of the 4,000 alumni of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) live and work in Washington, D.C. So, it’s fitting that the reception kicking off its 30th year was held with a view of the U.S. Capitol dome as a backdrop.
Dr. Robert Thurman, keynote speaker

Mindfulness Woven into Future of Leadership Forum

October 23, 2017
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at the George Washington University hosted the Future of Leadership Forum September 22 to discuss techniques for positive change in organizations and the world. The theme of mindfulness ran through the day, and speakers and panelists testified to its benefits when practiced by leaders in the public and private sectors.
Meet and Greet event attendees

Admitted Students Benefit from First “Meet & Greet” Event

October 21, 2017
More than 100 admitted students came to mingle with faculty, staff and other admitted students as part of their decision-making process this summer. The Meet & Greet, the first ever event of this kind for all students admitted to programs within GW’s College of Professional Studies, was a resounding success.
New Venture Competition

Have a Business Idea? Calling GW Students, Alumni, Staff and Faculty to Compete for Prizes

October 20, 2017
The GW New Venture Competition is in its tenth year. The Competition provides a unique opportunity for members of the GW community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - to compete for $300,000 cash and in-kind prizes, network with experienced entrepreneurs, receive mentorship, attend workshops and gain access to additional resources.
New GW President Thomas LeBlanc speaks to faculty and staff at the Proud to be GW Festival at VSTC (William Atkins)

GW Community Meets President Thomas LeBlanc at Proud to be GW Festival

August 28, 2017
This year's Proud to Be GW Festival had a special twist as it was the first opportunity for most staff and faculty to meet GW's new president Thomas LeBlanc, who began his service to the University on August 1, 2017. The Festival, held annually at the Foggy Bottom Campus and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, celebrates the contributions employees make as being part of the GW family.
Wendy Helgemo, Director CIPP

Wendy Helgemo to Lead Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

August 25, 2017
Wendy Helgemo has joined GW as the inaugural director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP), a GW-based research and advocacy center that provides support to tribal leaders and promotes public awareness on issues of national significance to indigenous communities.