The George Washington University is served by 20 members of the Board of Trustees, including the president of the university, who serves as an ex-officio member. The officers of the Board include the chair, vice chair and secretary.

The Board of Trustees plays an integral role in oversight of fiscal, academic, and campus operations. In addition, the trustees provide leadership in developing the university’s endowed resources and participate actively in George Washington’s strategic initiatives.

Officers of the Board

Photo of Grace Speights

Grace E. Speights, JD ’82


Partner, Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice

Mark Chichester

Mark H. Chichester, BBA ’90, JD ’93

Vice Chair

Principal, Aegis Group
Executive Director, Aegis Institute

Avram Tucker

Avram Tucker, BBA ’77


CEO and Co-founder, TM Financial Forensics, LLC 


Christine Parth

Christine Piorkowski Barth, BBA ’88


Aaron Bates

Aaron Bates, BA ‘98

Head of Private Wealth Platform and Partnerships, Bernstein

Charles Bendit

Charles R. Bendit, BBA ’75

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Partners

Adam Connor

Adam Conner, BA ’06

Vice President of Technology Policy,
Center for American Progress and CAP Action

Jeffrey Flaks

Jeffrey Flaks, MHSA '96

President and CEO, Hartford HealthCare

ellen granberg

Ellen M. Granberg

President (ex-officio)

Regina James

Regina James

Chief of the Division of Diversity and Health Equity and Deputy Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association

Richard A. Jones

Richard A. Jones, JD '84

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Ethics Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Todd Klein

Todd Klein

Partner, Revolution Growth

Ali H. Kolaghassi

Ali H. Kolaghassi, BBA ’90

President, Kolaghassi Capital

Pamela Lawrence

Pamela Lawrence, BA ’76

Health Career Management Leader

Luis Otero

Luis Otero, BBA '20, MS '21

Risk and Financial Advisory Management Consultant;
MBA Candidate, Darden School of Business

Judith Lane Rogers

Judith Lane Rogers, AA ’74 (MVC)


Michelle Rubin

Michelle Rubin, BA '91

President, Regional Properties, Inc.

Donna Hill Staton

Donna Hill Staton, JD '82

Co-Founder and Partner, Decision Point Strategy Group, LLC
Co-Founder and Partner, Staton & Nolan, LLC dba Decision Point Law

Jennifer Park Stout

Jennifer Park Stout, MA '06

Vice President of Global Public Policy, Snap Inc.

Camila Tapias

Camila Tapias, BA '18, MPA '20

Global Disaster Resilience Specialist, SPIN Global
Global Board Member, ARISE (UN Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies)