President Thomas J. LeBlanc
17th President of the George Washington University
Thomas J. LeBlanc is the 17th president of the George Washington University, the largest institution of higher education in Washington, D.C. Dr. LeBlanc leads a preeminent academic and research enterprise with 10 schools and colleges, more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students and thousands of faculty and staff across three campuses in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dr. LeBlanc has focused efforts on enhancing GW's student experience, research, philanthropy and constituent engagement, medical enterprise and institutional culture. The university is now building on this progress to advance GW toward its aspiration for preeminence as a comprehensive, global research university, leading it to its bicentennial and beyond.
For the fall 2021 semester, GW is offering our students an on-campus residential academic experience, including in our classrooms, residence halls, laboratories, libraries and studios.
The university received the highest honor for institutions with 5,000 to 15,000 undergraduate students for the number of State Department Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awardees.
"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."