Membership

The Special Committee on the Colonials Moniker is composed of a broadly representative group of university community members and includes faculty, students, staff and alumni, as well as three advisors.  Committee members were selected with the input of the Faculty Senate, GW Student Association, GW Alumni Association and academic leadership of the university.

The committee includes:

Chair

Mary Cheh
Elyce Zenoff Research Professor of Law
GW Law

 

Faculty

Nemata Blyden
Professor of History
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Rule
Assistant Professor of Professional Studies
College of Professional Studies
Director, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

David Silverman
Professor of History
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

 

Staff

Curtis Davis-Olegario
Associate Director, Direct Response Annual Giving
Development and Alumni Relations

Gregg Ritchie
Head Coach, Baseball
 

Students

Jamison Battle, GWSB ’23
Men’s Basketball

Georgie Britcher, ESIA ’22

Brandon Hill, CCAS ’22
Student Association Executive Vice President

Lara Negron, ESIA ’21
Women's Rowing

 

Alumni

Annemargaret Connolly, GW Law ’88

Sarah-Jo Lawrence, CCAS ’08

Darren Menaker, ESIA ’00

Eugene Pair, CCAS ’92
 

Advisors

Denver Brunsman
Associate Professor of History
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Patricia Carocci
Associate Vice President of Development
Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Development and Alumni Relations

Brigette Kamsler
University Archivist 
Libraries and Academic Innovation