The George Washington University is served by 22 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 

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Grace E. Speights, JD ’82


Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice

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Ellen Zane, BA ’73

Vice Chair

CEO Emeritus, Tufts Medical Center

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Avram Tucker, BBA ’77


CEO and Co-founder
TM Financial Forensics, LLC


Christine Parth

Christine Piorkowski Barth, BBA ’88


Charles Bendit

Charles R. Bendit, BBA ’75

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Taconic Partners

Mollie Bowman

Mollie Bowman BA ’16, 
MA ’17

Chief of Staff and Director of Special Projects, Partnership for American Democracy

Rosalyn Brock

Roslyn M. Brock, MS ’89

Chief Advocacy Officer
Bon Secours Mercy Health System

Mark Chichester

Mark H. Chichester, BBA ’90, JD ’93

Co-founder, Atlas Research, LLC
Vice Chair, Atlas Research Board of Directors

Adam Connor

Adam Conner, BA ’06

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

Amr ElSawy

Amr A. ElSawy, MSEE ’81

President and CEO
Noblis, Inc.

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Managing Partner
Sanderhill Capital

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

Michael Hoffman

A. Michael Hoffman

Co-founder and Chairman
Palamon Capital Partners

Madeline Jacobs

Madeleine S. Jacobs, BS ’68, HON ’03

President, Strategic Science

Todd Klein

Todd Klein

Revolution Growth

Ali H. Kolaghassi

Ali H. Kolaghassi, BBA ’90

Kolaghassi Capital

Pamela Lawrence

Pamela Lawrence, BA ’76

Health Career Management Leader

Chelsea Lenhart

Chelsea Lenowska, 
BA ’14, MPA ’16

Department of Justice

Judith Rogers

Judith Lane Rogers, AA ’74 (MVC)


Sam Shekar

Sam Shekar

Retired Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral

George Wellde

George W. Wellde, Jr.,
MBA ’76

Retired Vice Chairman of the Securities Division
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Mark Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton, Ph.D. 

President (ex-officio)