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.
"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
The health and safety of the GW community is the university's top priority. GW is working with safety, public health, and medical experts, as well as government officials, to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and respond appropriately.
Leadership announced plans for an online fall 2020 semester and emphasized a commitment to delivering the world-class experience that students and all members of the GW community expect and deserve.
Any GW student, faculty, staff, or alumnus may submit a request for reconsideration of the naming of any campus building or memorial. To make a request, review the framework, which includes requirements for submission.