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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.
Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22 in Information Technology with program director Tierney Pitzer

Distinguished Scholar: Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22 in Information Technology

June 14, 2022
As a member of the Class of 2022, Ms. Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22, is one of CPS’s newest alumni. The university recognized her hard work and dedication by selecting her as a “Distinguished Scholar” for accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. A double award winner, she is also the CPS Undergraduate Distinguished Scholar.
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.
Award presentation at 2022 Commencement

Career Insights: Giuliana Macaluso, MPS ‘22 in Publishing

June 13, 2022
Ms. Giuliana Macaluso is an outstanding 2022 graduate of the MPS in Publishing program and recipient of the 2022 CPS Graduate Distinguished Scholar Award. In this Alumni Profile, she shares insights about the impact of the program on her career.
Angela Trujillo

Graduates: What and Who They’ll Remember Most about GW

June 12, 2022
College of Professional Studies graduate, Angela Trujillo, MPS ’22 (Political Management), was one of the members of the Class of 2022 GW Today talked to at Commencement on the National Mall.
Connie Uthoff

Faculty News

June 11, 2022
Congratulations to CPS faculty who were recently appointed or promoted to new positions. You make us proud!

MPS in Publishing Program Launches New Journal

March 29, 2022
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Publishing recently launched the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (GWJEP), a new online journal managed by students in the graduate program, led by faculty member and editor-in-chief (EIC) Randy Townsend, Director of Publishing Operations, PLOS, and an editorial board of publishing leaders.
Khatuna and Smith

Russian Information and Cyber Warfare Threats: What We Know from the Russian Attack on Ukraine

March 29, 2022

By Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze and Ambassador David J. Smith