Message from the Chair

Nelson Carbonell
Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr.

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 George Washington University 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 George Washington's strategic initiatives - all of which are designed to enhance the academic and student life of our campuses.

 
These are exciting times for the George Washington 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 George Washington University 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 the George Washington University takes its place among the most respected and admired institutions of higher learning in the world.
 
Sincerely,
 
Nelson A. Carbonell, Jr., SEAS BS ’85
Chair