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Ellen M. Granberg 

19th President of the George Washington University 



Ellen M. Granberg is the 19th President of the George Washington University, a preeminent research university and the largest institution of higher education in the nation’s capital.

An accomplished academic leader, Dr. Granberg has a record of strengthening teaching and research excellence across disciplines, supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff, and collaborating with all stakeholders to drive transformative change and increase institutional prominence. She became the first woman to serve as GW’s President when she took office on July 1, 2023.

Previously, Dr. Granberg served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and was a professor and senior leader at Clemson University.


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Engaging with the GW Community

President Granberg is engaging with the campus community this summer and fall by attending meetings with staff, gatherings with faculty, and events with students. Beyond campus, she is connecting with stakeholders in the District and capital region. And beginning in September, she will be on the road, meeting GW's alumni, families, and friends in cities across the country. GW Together represents the effort among everyone in the GW community to work in the university's third century toward a collective ambition.


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Recent University News


Announcing Future-Focused Conversations to Inform GW’s Strategic Framework

February 23, 2024

We're pleased to announce a series of future-focused conversations that will inform GW’s strategic framework. Read more here.

Announcing GW’s Plan to Strengthen Our Community in Challenging Times

January 25, 2024

We're pleased to announce the launch of GW’s plan for Strengthening Our Community in Challenging Times. Read more about the plan here.

Welcome to GW, Spring 2024

January 17, 2024

Welcome back to GW! The campus has come alive with the arrival of the spring semester, and we have much to look forward to.