When the move was announced in February 2020, officials touted Microsoft’s “improved” security through an “enhanced” toolset.
The Providence Journal reported that Blake discussed his past experience and qualifications for the position at a public forum Monday.
Recent events have defined an extraordinary year for GW, with officials now expressing optimism for a return to campus this fall.
Nolan, who will retire in June, is GW’s only remaining vice president who has served in their role prior to LeBlanc’s arrival in 2017.
Officials announced the decision in an email to employees Friday, saying they hope the holiday will help employees “refresh” following a difficult year.
Officials said they will stylize the Foggy Bottom Campus with commencement branding and mail celebratory packages to graduates.
Officials will use $9.2 million to offset institutional costs brought on by the pandemic, including GW’s COVID-19 testing apparatus.
Officials said summer courses will still largely be taught online, but classes that require in-person instruction or research will take place on campus.
The federal stimulus package allocated about $21.2 billion to colleges and universities based on an extensive funding formula.
A strong majority of respondents praised administrators’ commitment to health and safety but criticized a lack of shared governance.