Board of Trustees will hold local leadership retreat

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The Board of Trustees, along with faculty, alumni, and parents, will gather later this month for a leadership retreat that occurs every three years to determine the direction of the University.

From June 25 to 27, the Board will hold a retreat in Cambridge, Md., and host faculty experts who will conduct discussion groups in key areas such as the economy, sustainability, determining the ambitions of the University, and global leadership.

Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will serve as the keynote speaker of the retreat.

“This (retreat) enables us to engage more of GW’s external stakeholders in a substantive discussion about our future goals and ambitions,” Laurel Price Jones, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations, said in an e-mail.

About 250 people are expected to attend the retreat. The leadership retreat is an expanded version of the annual Board of Trustees retreat.

“The goal is to come out of this Leadership Retreat framing GW’s ambitions,” Price Jones said. “We hope to hone in on our goals by school and as a University as a whole.”

The economy has not affected the planning or attendance of this year’s retreat, Price Jones said.

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