Leadership

Vice provosts and other members of the Provost's senior staff support the initiatives and objectives of the Office of the Provost, helping advance GW toward ever stronger academic programs. Through the offices of senior staff, the provost focuses on developing an ever more diverse and inclusive community, one in which teaching excellence is supported and where faculty members find multiple opportunities to develop their scholarly interests.
 

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Forrest Maltzman
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Contact:
[email protected] | 202-994-6510

 


 

The provost oversees all academic matters—teaching, learning, research and scholarship—across GW’s ten schools and colleges. Also included in his purview are issues of student life on campus, international programs, graduate enrollment, and institutional assessment.

Academic Affairs and Planning

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Teresa Murphy
Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

Contact:
Necia Thompson, Executive Associate
[email protected] | 202-994-5186

 

Role of the Office of the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs

The deputy provost for academic affairs, along with the provost, is responsible for integrating the academic experience with student life beyond the classroom through all of the offices and departments under the Office of the Provost. This role provides oversight for the academic administrative functions of the university, and is also responsible for the design, management, and use of academic space on all campuses, as well as oversees the university’s upcoming reaccreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Support Offices

Budget and Finance

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Rene Stewart O'Neal
Vice Provost for Budget and Finance

Contact:
Heather HolmesSenior Finance Analyst
[email protected] | 202-994-8274

 

Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Budget and Finance

The vice provost for budget and finance has responsibility for developing multi-year budget plans and projections for colleges and academic units, in coordination with the provost and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance, consistent with the mission of the university. This vice provost role serves as a strategic partner in guiding the allocation of resources to support academic priorities and the university’s strategic plan.

Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

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Caroline Laguerre-Brown
Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement
[email protected]

Contact:
Keely Walston, Administrative Manager
[email protected] | 202-994-7297

 

Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports the university’s vision for excellence through diversity initiatives and programming. These tools enable the university to transform itself and higher education by attracting, retaining and leveraging the talents of diverse individuals to facilitate first-rate teaching, learning, scholarship and service in a climate that is welcoming and inclusive.

The vice provost for diversity and inclusion works with senior leadership, administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance the university’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive community. Other responsibilities include providing leadership to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, which consists of centers and offices that cultivate and leverage the benefits of diversity within the GW community and the Washington metropolitan area.

Support Offices

Enrollment and the Student Experience

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Laurie Koehler
Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and the Student Experience

Contact:
David Iselin, Special Assistant
[email protected] | 202-994-6710

 

Role of the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and the Student Experience

The senior vice provost for enrollment and the student experience oversees the cohesive experience throughout all phases of the student lifecycle, from the admissions and enrollment process, through graduation and beyond. ESE supports a more connected, comprehensive, and student-centered approach to the student experience, and integrates the academic experience with student life beyond the classroom.

Support Offices

Faculty Affairs

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Christopher Bracey
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Contact:
Aaron Kramer, Special Assistant
[email protected] | 202-994-5884

 

Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

The vice provost for faculty affairs is responsible for all matters related to the life cycle of a GW faculty member, including recruitment and hiring, orientation of new faculty and department chairs, promotion and tenure criteria, and part-time faculty support and development.

Support Offices

Libraries and Academic Innovation

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Geneva Henry
Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Contact:
[email protected] | 202-994-9418

 

 

Role of Libraries and Academic Innovation

The dean of libraries and academic innovation is responsible for enriching the academic experience of scholars at GW both through maintaining excellence in library services and collections and providing access to cutting-edge technology. The dean contributes to the success of the university's strategic plan by generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

Support Offices

Chief Administrative and Business Officer, Office of the Provost

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Chief Administrative and Business Officer
Office of the Provost

Contact:
[email protected] | 202-994-1114
or
Necia Thompson, Executive Associate
[email protected] | 202-994-5186

Role of the Chief Administrative and Business Officer, Office of the Provost

The Chief Administrative and Business Officer, Office of the Provost (CABO) performs a wide range of responsibilities. The CABO serves as a key strategic advisor to the Office of the Provost. The CABO works in full collaboration with the Provost, Deans, and Provost senior-leadership team to meet the priorities and goals of the Provost. The CABO supports the Provost in identifying and achieving the priorities and goals of the Provost organization and university, acts as an advisor to Deans and senior leaders within Academic Affairs on complex matters and strategic decisions, represents the Office of the Provost on various matters across campus, and provides project management for issues of high interest to the Provost and large-scale initiatives across the university.