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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.
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.
Granberg is an innovative and dynamic leader with decades of experience at research universities and a sociology scholar.
The university’s 19th president addressed members of the GW community on Wednesday, saying she is eager to work together for even greater impact.
The university’s membership in the AAU recognizes its leading research, education and innovation.