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

gwprovost@gwu.edu | 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

Cassandra Wiseman, Administrative Coordinator
cwiseman@gwu.edu | 202-994-6510


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.

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Athletics and Recreation

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Patrick Nero
Director of Athetics and Recreation

Sara Mutalib, Executive Assistant
mutalibs@gwu.edu | 202-994-5557


Role of the Office of Athletics and Recreation

The director of athletics and recreation cultivates champions in the classroom, community, and in competition, providing student-athletes with the opportunities to achieve and succeed at the highest level. The director is also responsible for the university’s intercollegiate sports facilities and health and wellness center.

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Budget and Finance

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Rene Stewart O'Neal
Vice Provost for Budget and Finance

Heather HolmesSenior Finance Analyst
hholmes@gwu.edu | 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

Keely Walston, Administrative Manager
kwalston@gwu.edu | 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.

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Enrollment Management and Retention

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Laurie Koehler
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Retention

David Iselin, Special Assistant
diselin@gwu.edu | 202-994-1505


Role of the Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Retention

The vice provost for enrollment management and retention oversees undergraduate, graduate, and international admissions, student financial assistance, registrar functions, and enrollment operations. The role leads offices in elevating the university’s enrollment planning to bring in an ever more passionate, academically gifted and talented and diverse student body.

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Faculty Affairs

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Christopher Bracey
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Aaron Kramer, Special Assistant
alk72487@gwu.edu | 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.

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International Strategy

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Douglas B. Shaw
Senior Associate Provost for International Strategy

Jennifer Golden, Senior Advisor
jgolden@gwu.edu | 202-994-0514


Role of the Office of International Strategy

The senior associate provost for international strategy leverages Washington for global impact by connecting and partnering with powerful global institutions in Washington by aligning efforts to respond to global human problems. Building on these partnerships, the university extends its research, teaching, service, convening, and brand globally.

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Libraries and Academic Innovation

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Geneva Henry
Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation

Courtney Vaughn, Special Assistant
cvaughn@gwu.edu | 202-994-0985


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.

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Student Affairs

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Peter Konwerski
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Jay Jones, Special Assistant
students@gwu.edu | 202-994-6710


Role of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs supports the mission of the university by enhancing the student experience through programs and services that focus on student learning and success; student and parent engagement; and wellness, education, and prevention. The dean of student affairs is the chief student affairs officer for GW, managing a diverse staff of education professionals responsible for academic success; student academic engagement; parent engagement; and wellness, education, and prevention for GW undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

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Kathleen Merrigan
Executive Director of Sustainability

Kyle McGowan, Executive Associate
kylemcgowan@gwu.edu | 202-994-3144


Role of the Office of the Executive Director of Sustainability

The executive director of sustainability at GW leads the university’s sustainability initiatives, including advancing GW’s prominence as an academic leader in cross-disciplinary sustainability education, research, and outreach. The role also works closely with GW’s Office of Sustainability, which has implemented efforts in operations, teaching, research, and outreach to build upon the university’s commitment to being a model of sustainability.

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