Professors from CCAS and the Elliott School discussed how the program will host monthly discussions on topics about religion and public policy.
Higher education experts said Wrighton can lead the University while officials conduct a full presidential search and improve shared governance.
GW’s fundraising totals had a slight uptick last fiscal year after dropped by 17 percent the prior year.
University finances have gradually returned to a pre-pandemic model after officials sought to plug a $180 million budget gap last year.
A spokesperson declined to comment on GW’s contingency plans for the upcoming year if COVID-19 cases spike, deferring to GW’s reopening plan.
Administrative shakeups and a phased reopening of campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic headlined the University’s top summer developments.
They said the announcement he will be stepping down in May 2022 comes as no surprise given the ongoing tensions between him and the GW community.
Faculty said their mental health has declined because of stressors from the pandemic and difficulties with the virtual learning environment.
The American Council on Education projected that GW would receive about $24.8 million from the legislation, which was enacted last month.
Michael Regan earned a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in federal policy, politics and administration from GW in 2005.