Officials said the layoffs saved GW $32 million – roughly 18 percent of the University’s projected annual budget gap.
Provost Brian Blake and Chief Financial Officer Mark Diaz said the changes came as a result of feedback about buried fees regularly incurred by students.
Kevin O’Connor, the Medical Faculty Associates’ director of executive medicine, has served as President-elect Joe Biden’s primary care physician since 2009.
Officials put the 20/30 Plan on hold in April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on GW’s enrollment.
Administrators said early in the semester that layoffs would be completed within a few weeks but continued terminating staff positions well into the fall.
The move came following a tense standoff between the parliamentarian and many faculty over the assembly’s ability to conduct online voting.
The body is scheduled to consider a petition calling for a faculty-wide survey about University President Thomas LeBlanc’s performance.
Officials said early applicant data for the next academic year shows GW is “on track” to meet the University’s enrollment models.
Some faculty had pushed to hold a vote of no confidence in Provost Brian Blake at this month’s Faculty Assembly meeting.
Many businesses around the city boarded up in anticipation of unrest, but the damage to storefronts was limited to occasional graffiti as the protests remained calm throughout the night.