GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc

"I believe [higher education] is the strongest force for social mobility in the United States. And that’s what gets me up in the morning. Being a part of that."

Thomas J. LeBlanc

17th President
The George Washington University


President Thomas J. LeBlanc and his wife Anne LeBlanc

President Thomas LeBlanc with his wife, Anne LeBlanc, in the F Street House.

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.


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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.


Together, we raise high; GW



At Inauguration, President LeBlanc Rallies University around Shared Purpose: ‘We Will Choose to Lead’

Dr. LeBlanc delivered an inaugural address during his official installation that was part reflection on a historic institution, part aspiration for what the university community will achieve under his leadership.