President LeBlanc talking to students; President LeBlanc speaking at meeting; President LeBlanc volunteering in GroW Garden

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.

Meet President LeBlanc



President LeBlanc with two smiling students



"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

On Campus with President LeBlanc

Launch of the Strategic Planning Process


President LeBlanc speaking on stage with the SA president

6 Takeaways from ‘A Conversation with President LeBlanc’

GW parents, students and alumni had the opportunity to ask Dr. LeBlanc a wide range of questions as they gathered to celebrate Colonials Weekend 2019. The discussion, moderated by Student Association President SJ Matthews, focused largely on the student experience and the university’s strategic plan.  




Strategic Initiatives

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.

Our Strategic Initiatives


GW; together we Raise High




President LeBlanc speaking to audience at town hall.


President LeBlanc with members of the cheerleading team


President LeBlanc talking to parents and students


President and Mrs. LeBlanc posing with French President Macron