Dana Bradley speaking at a podium; John Lach speaking at a podium; President LeBlanc smiling with two students



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

Grace Speights

Board of trustees chair Grace Speights


Meet Our Provost

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, M. Brian Blake



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

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









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.

Vice President for Financial Planning and Operations

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

CA88ca88Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences

CA88ca88Vice President and Chief People Officer


CA88ca88Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

CA88ca88Vice President for Research

Beth Nolan

Beth Nolan

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students






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.

School of Medicine & Health Sciences

CA88ca88GW Law (interim)

College of Professional Studies (interim)

Elliott School of International Affairs (interim)