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Liesl Riddle

Getting to Know Dr. Liesl Riddle: New CPS Dean

September 30, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Liesl Riddle on her new role as dean of the College of Professional Studies (CPS), effective August 1, 2022. Now that she is leading the College we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know her a little better.
Arterton and Penn

Reinvigorating Democracy: Constitutional Origins & Evolution

September 29, 2022
In celebration of Constitution Day, the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) organized “Reinvigorating Democracy,” an event consisting of scholar and practitioner panels on the constitutional origins and modern evolutions of U.S. democracy.
Dr. Greiff

Welcoming CPS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

September 28, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Tobias (Tobi) Greiff, the new CPS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. His first day in the office will be October 24, 2022.
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Two New Graduate Certificates Join Suite of Publishing Programs

September 28, 2022

The Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program, College of Professional Studies, at the George Washington University, has expanded its offerings to provide two new graduate certificates.

CEPL team at USDA

Leadership Development Programs Celebrate Graduates and Alumni Success Stories

September 28, 2022
GW’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) has designed and conducted leadership development programs for over 148 leaders in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Since the partnership began in 2010, a significant number of these graduates have been promoted into more senior positions.

New Advisory Board Forms for Cybersecurity Strategy Program

September 27, 2022
The newly formed Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Program  (CSIM) Advisory Board met for the first time in August 2022. The Board identified opportunities for future growth and discussed current and emerging cybersecurity challenges, gaps in the cybersecurity workforce and the rapid expansion of disruptive technologies.
Tierney Pitzer

Program Director Tierney Pitzer Selected to Participate in the GW Academic Leadership Academy

September 27, 2022
Congratulations to Ms. Tierney Pitzer for being selected to participate in the third cohort of the GW Academic Leadership Academy (GWALA).
Parking Day at GW Campus

Sustainable Urban Planning Student Organization Hosts Park[ing] Day

September 26, 2022

The GW Sustainable Urban Planning Student Organization (SUPSO) hosted the 2022 Annual Park[ing] Day on September 16.

Liesl Riddle

Liesl Riddle to Serve as Dean of College of Professional Studies

July 20, 2022
The George Washington University announced Wednesday that Liesl Riddle, who currently serves as vice dean for strategy in GW’s School of Business, has been named dean of the College of Professional Studies, effective Aug. 1. As dean of CPS, Riddle will oversee more than 20 graduate and bachelor’s completion programs, as well as several innovative schools and centers, including the Graduate School of Political Management, the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the Cyber Academy.
GW President (left) with two Cafritz awardees

Distinguished D.C. Government Employees Recognized at Cafritz Awards Gala

July 11, 2022
The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) hosted the 19th and 20th Annual Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Awards Gala, which was held June 30 at the University Student Center to honor outstanding D.C. government leaders and innovative teams. This combined event honored 2020 and 2021 recipients as no gala was held the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CPS students at 2022 commencement in cap and gown

In-Person Commencement Celebration Returns

June 21, 2022
This year’s school celebration was the first time it was held in-person since the traditional celebration was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates, with masks, looked different than last time, but the core aspects of the celebration remained the same with inspirational speakers, special awards and the presentation of graduates.
Cafritz awards

20th Annual Cafritz Award Winners Announced

June 16, 2022
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, in partnership with The George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the District of Columbia Government, is proud to recognize the extraordinary winners of the 20th Annual Cafritz Awards Program. Winners will be recognized at the joint 19th and 20th Annual Cafritz Awards Gala on June 30.
Dr. Michael Cornfield

GW Graduate School of Political Management Research Team Awarded Grant for Climate Change Policy Project

June 15, 2022
A group of GSPM researchers led by Dr. Michael Cornfield will create a model and a simulation game evaluating climate change management with a grant from the American Political Science Association.

Sustainable Urban Planning Student Selected for Urban Land Institute Program

June 15, 2022
Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) Rose, a second-year student pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable urban planning at The George Washington University, has been selected for the prestigious Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program.
Twins Lorenzo (left) and Lavontay Santos

Twin Brothers Receive Master's Degrees from CPS

June 14, 2022
Twin brothers Lavontay and Lorenzo Santos have always been close — they were born only 60 seconds apart — so it was no surprise when they went together from their family home in King George, Virginia, to the U.S. Naval Academy. Nor was it a surprise to see them both marching in GW’s Commencement ceremony which was held on Sunday, May 15 on the National Mall.