Charles Barber named interim vice president and general counsel

Updated: June 29, 2021 at 2:47 p.m.

Deputy general counsel Charles Barber has been named the University’s interim vice president and general counsel, officials announced Friday.

Barber has worked in GW’s Office of the General Counsel for 25 years and has worked on a range of legal issues including real estate and business operations, according to a University release. The announcement comes after Senior Vice President and General Counsel Beth Nolan announced in March that she would retire this summer.

“His deep knowledge and relationships across the University, his experience with a broad array of legal matters and his steady leadership navigating complex issues will allow GW to continue to best support our academic mission,” University President Thomas LeBlanc said in the release.

Barber has served the general counsel office since 1996 and has served as deputy general counsel since 2007, according to the release. Barber has also taught higher education law at GW Law since 2012.

He has previously worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City and as associate general counsel and deputy general counsel for Howard University, according to the release.

“I look forward to continuing to serve GW’s students, faculty and staff in the interim general counsel role,”  Barber said the release.

This post has been updated to correct the following:
The Hatchet incorrectly spelled Barber’s last name in the headline of the story. We regret this error.

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