Message from Provost Steven Lerman

Hugh L. Agnew appointed interim dean for Elliott School of International Affairs.

Hugh Agnew
Elliott School of International Affairs Interim Dean Hugh L. Agnew.
June 26, 2015

Steven Lerman, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the George Washington University, sent the following letter Friday to Elliott School faculty and senior leadership at GW:

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hugh L. Agnew as Interim Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs. Professor Agnew will assume this role on July 1, 2015, when Dean Mike Brown steps down from his position as dean. Professor Agnew will serve in this interim role while the university and the Elliott School complete the search for the next dean.

Professor Agnew brings extensive experience to this role, including his current position as Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. He joined the GW faculty as an assistant professor of History and International Affairs in 1988 and has served in a number of leadership capacities at the Elliott School, including as Associate Dean in such areas as Curriculum, Student Affairs, and Academic Programs. He was the recipient of the Harry Harding Teaching Award in 2009, and has received fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education, Stanford University, and the International Research and Exchanges Board.

Professor Agnew previously served as an assistant professor at Queens University in Canada and as a lecturer in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore.

Please join me in thanking him for his dedicated service to the university.


Steven Lerman