Dr. Maltzman has served as interim provost since January.
George Washington University President Steven Knapp has appointed Forrest Maltzman as university provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, the university announced Monday. Dr. Maltzman has served in the role in an interim capacity since Jan. 1.
The university provost oversees all academic matters across GW’s 10 schools, the Division of Student Affairs and GW Athletics.
“After consulting with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the deans and after working closely with him over the past six months, I am confident that Dr. Maltzman is ideally suited and well-positioned to lead the university’s academic programs through the presidential transition,” Dr. Knapp said.
As interim provost, Dr. Maltzman has worked to enhance the diversity of those who will graduate GW and continued oversight of the implementation of the university’s strategic plan. He has also spearheaded the launch of the Middle States accreditation process.
“I am honored to serve as Provost, and I continue to look forward to working with President Knapp, the Deans, faculty and staff to help secure GW’s future in a changing higher education environment and to advance our teaching and research missions,” Dr. Maltzman said.
Dr. Maltzman began his career at GW in 1993 as an assistant professor of political science, became a tenured member of the faculty in 1998 and served as chair of the department of political science from 2008 to 2011. He joined the provost’s office as senior vice provost for academic affairs and planning in 2011.