Jonathan Post Named VP for Board Relations, Secretary of the University

Post said the impressive trajectory and momentum of the university make his role particularly exciting.

August 14, 2023

Jonathan Post smiles for the camera

Jonathan Post spent the last seven years as the assistant vice president for board relations.

After seven years of exemplary service to the George Washington University as the assistant vice president for board relations, Jonathan Post is assuming a new position as vice president for board relations and was elected secretary of the university by the GW Board of Trustees.

In this position, Post will serve at the intersection of the Board of Trustees and the administration, providing executive level support to the board, individual trustees, and senior leadership to ensure alignment of the mission and vision for the university.  Additionally, Post will lead the Office of the Board of Trustees in its central task of facilitating the governance operations of the GW and Medical Faculty Associates boards of trustees, coordinating all board and committee meetings, and retaining the historical records of the boards. 

The current moment at GW is an extraordinarily exciting time, Post said, citing the beginning of Ellen Granberg’s term as the university’s 19th president and GW’s recent entry into the prestigious Association of American Universities.

“The university is well positioned to advance its mission of academic excellence, research, patient care, and service,” Post said, noting GW’s world-class faculty, talented students, dedicated staff, and successful alumni. “I look forward to partnering with President Granberg, GW Board Chair Grace Speights, MFA Board Chair Ellen Zane, and the university leadership to further elevate the institution to greater heights.”

During his time at the university, Post has served as the key staffer to the board’s task forces, Executive Committee and Committee on Governance and Nominations. Prior to GW, Post was the director of programs at the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, where he led professional development programs for board members, university presidents, and board professionals.

His familiarity with both the board and the administration, as well as the campus community, makes Post well suited to his new position, according to Grace Speights, J.D. ’82, board chair.

"Jonathan has been a critical member of the board office for many years,” Speights said, “and he brings a wealth of governance, higher education and institutional experience to this important role. His strategic leadership and understanding of governance best practices will enhance the work of the board, and the trustees and I look forward to continuing to collaborate closely with him.”

Granberg expressed confidence in Post’s ability to advance the university’s positive momentum.

“Since joining GW, I have been impressed by Jonathan's leadership, commitment to excellence and dedication to the university,” Granberg said. “He is a critical member of the leadership team and his management of the board office and ongoing service to the administration and board of trustees will help advance our work and the university's mission.”