Provost Announcement

February 19, 2022

Dear Members of the George Washington University Community,

I am delighted to share with you an important leadership announcement: I have named Christopher Alan Bracey the George Washington University’s permanent provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

As you know, the provost is a critical member of the university’s leadership team, serving as the chief academic officer responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of our schools and colleges, all undergraduate and graduate teaching and research activities, and academic support units.

Provost Bracey has a demonstrated record of success in leading these and many other areas. In addition to being an outstanding professor and legal scholar, he has served as an academic leader with great distinction for many years, including most recently as interim provost. It is clear that he understands our university’s history, culture and traditions, particularly in his work improving the student experience and collaborating closely with the faculty.

Since joining the university’s law faculty in 2008, Provost Bracey has held several academic and faculty leadership positions. He was named vice provost for faculty affairs in 2016 and has continued in that position in a dual appointment with his interim provost role. He previously served as the university law school’s senior associate dean for academic affairs and as its interim dean.

Most recently, Provost Bracey also has skillfully guided several significant university initiatives. He launched the work of the Diversity Program Review Team and represents the administration on the steering committee for the Shared Governance Task Force. Provost Bracey also has prioritized the continued expansion and enhancement of the university’s research enterprise.

I am confident that Provost Bracey will ensure that the university is strongly positioned in our education, research and patient care as we embark on our third century. Please join me in congratulating him on this appointment.

Sincerely yours,

Mark S. Wrighton