Special Committee on the Marvin Center Name

Special Committee on the Marvin Center Name

The George Washington University’s Special Committee on the Marvin Center Name is chaired by Roger Fairfax, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, and includes faculty, students, staff and alumni representatives who are charged with researching and evaluating the merits of the request for reconsideration of the naming of the Marvin Center.

The committee is meeting regularly to conduct its work and is providing opportunities for members of the university community to share feedback during the process, including through a community feedback form and messages to [email protected]. The committee will provide updates to the university community as its work progresses.

Historical Materials

The committee is reviewing materials that provide important information about the life of former GW President Cloyd Heck Marvin, for whom the Marvin Center is named.

View the Historical Materials

Virtual Town Halls

The committee hosted three virtual town halls in September to hear directly from all members of the university community. For a summary of the events, read the GW Today story.

Roger Fairfax

"The Naming Task Force of the university Board of Trustees has set forth a framework with clear principles to guide the special committee's work and shape our ultimate recommendation to President LeBlanc. I will lead the special committee's work through a process that is marked by fidelity to the guiding principles, including transparency and meaningful outreach to, and engagement with, the university community."

Roger Fairfax
Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law
GW Law