President Thomas J. LeBlanc
17th President of the George Washington University
The Board of Trustees of the George Washington University unanimously elected Thomas J. LeBlanc as the university's 17th President on January 6, 2017.
Dr. LeBlanc is an accomplished academic leader, who previously served as the executive vice president, provost and professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Miami. In that role he was both the chief academic officer and the chief budget officer, responsible for the university’s 10 schools and colleges, the library system, the division of student affairs, the division of continuing and international education and undergraduate education, admissions and financial aid.
Dr. LeBlanc began his service at the George Washington University on August 1, 2017.
"I believe [higher education] is the strongest force for social mobility in the United States. And being a part of it is what gets me up in the morning."
- President LeBlanc
GW’s highest achieving and most distinguished scholars were recognized Thursday, April 25 and used the opportunity to thank their professors, advisers and peers for their support throughout their years at the university. The 10 Distinguished Scholars were selected by deans, professors and administrators for their exemplary performance both inside and outside the classroom.
“Making sure our students have a first-rate experience is a key part of our mission,” Dr. LeBlanc told attendees during the hourlong event, moderated by Student Association President Ashley Le, on the Foggy Bottom campus.
Under the theme "Together, We Raise High," the Strategic Initiatives website provides a central location for the GW community to track the progress of the university's five strategic initiatives: Student Experience, Research, Philanthropy and Constituent Engagement, Medical Enterprise and Institutional Culture.
Look for regular updates and find out how GW community members can join the efforts or provide feedback.