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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.