Spring Semester Welcome from the Office of the Provost

January 10, 2022

To the George Washington University Community:

I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing holiday season and have entered 2022 optimistic and energized for a productive spring semester.

With each new semester at the George Washington University, our scholars are eager to continue the exciting journey of teaching, learning, discovery, and creativity. This feeling of renewed energy in our community is particularly tangible now, at the dawn of GW’s third century.

Through the challenges of the pandemic, our scholarly community has continued to achieve excellence in classes, research, and internships because of the unfailing hard work of every one of our students, faculty, and staff. I offer my sincerest gratitude for your efforts during a complicated time. Our continued advancement toward preeminence as a global research institution is the direct result of GW’s ongoing, shared commitment to collaboration, community-building, and compassion. I urge you to continue providing space and support for each other as the academic year continues.

We are also very pleased to welcome President Mark S. Wrighton this semester. Since the fall announcement of his appointment, Dr. Wrighton, an experienced educator and administrator, has spent considerable time learning about GW’s history and engaging with members of our community, gaining insight into the many opportunities available to us as a university. His efforts will position us for great success as a global research institution and lead us to a bright future, and I look forward to working alongside him in this endeavor.

There are many accomplishments to celebrate thus far this academic year, and there are many more to come in the months ahead. As always, I look forward to celebrating these accomplishments alongside all of you, who comprise our dedicated community that spans the world. I wish you all the best this semester.


Christopher Alan Bracey
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs