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Nelson Carbonell


On behalf of the George Washington University Board of Trustees, welcome to the George Washington University community.

I am honored to represent the university as Chair of the Board of Trustees and equally proud to be an alumnus who holds in the highest regard all that GW has to offer - not only to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, but to our local, national, and global community.

The GW Board of Trustees is responsible for our university's governance, and as a result, this assembly is integral to determining how the university meets the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  Trustees play a key role in overseeing fiscal, academic, and physical operations.  They also provide leadership for GW's strategic initiatives - all of which are designed to enhance the academic and student life of our campuses.

These are exciting times for the GW community as we embrace a decade of transformative growth and change leading up to our bicentennial celebration in 2021.  We continue to nurture and enhance our distinction in academic achievement, research, and public service.  We feel uniquely positioned to contribute to the advancement of human knowledge as a comprehensive academic institution located in the heart of our nation's capital. 

The GW Board of Trustees is focused on how this great university will play a role on the global stage and contribute to the transformation that will shape the years ahead.  From public policy and the law to science and technology and from medicine and public health to the arts and humanities, our broad and diverse community embraces the possibilities with confidence in our commitment, capability, and passion.

If you have questions or comments, we invite you to reach out to us at the Office of the Board of Trustees.  We have a lot to share as GW takes its place among the most respected and admired institutions of higher learning in the world.



Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr., SEAS BS ’85





Board of Trustees Nominates New Leadership

February 08, 2019

The board will vote on nominees for chair, vice chair and secretary at its May meeting.

Board Meeting Highlights Diversity and Inclusion, Strategic Initiatives

February 08, 2019

The board also approved a new mission statement and nominated new leadership.

Board of Trustees to Consider New University Mission Statement

February 04, 2019

In Q & A, Chair Nelson Carbonell, Jr., explains the process and rationale for updating the statement.