April 2, 2018
Dr. LeBlanc spoke about his journey from computer science student to university president with members of GW’s Association for Computing Machinery student chapter, a national professional organization for computer scientists, at Science and Engineering Hall.
Dr. LeBlanc was part of the first large wave of undergraduate students majoring in computer science, he said. Before he started college, the field was mostly concentrated with masters and doctoral students. As an undergraduate, he got a part-time job in the university computer center after realizing this came with the perk of more access to the mainframe and thus increased opportunities to tweak his programs. [Read more.]