GW Welcomes New Provost

M. Brian Blake most recently was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Drexel University.

New Provost M. Brian Blake
New Provost M. Brian Blake gave remarks and chatted with GW community members. (William Atkins/GW Today)
December 05, 2019

Students, faculty and staff of the George Washington University gathered to welcome new Provost M. Brian Blake with a reception in mid-November, enjoying snacks and brief remarks from Dr. Blake and from GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc.

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Blake joining our community,” Dr. LeBlanc said. “He has a record of transformative academic leadership, and I have no doubt he will also be a tireless advocate for our undergraduate and graduate students and our faculty across all disciplines.”

Dr. Blake most recently was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Drexel University in Philadelphia. An electrical and software engineer by training, Dr. Blake has held faculty, dean and vice provost roles during his career, focusing on interdisciplinary research and education at Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Miami before becoming provost at Drexel.

Read the full story:
GW Welcomes New Provost. GW Today (Nov. 18, 2019)

New Provost Selected. GW Today (Oct. 8, 2019)