Ray Lucas, an associate professor of emergency medicine, will serve as the University’s COVID-19 coordinator.
Provost Brian Blake is stepping down from his position after he was announced as Georgia State University’s sole finalist for the position of president.
Officials said students will be able to bring up to four guests to the ceremony on the National Mall.
Fully vaccinated students are now required to receive monthly COVID-19 tests with no testing requirement following domestic travel.
Officials selected an interim vice provost for research and an interim senior associate provost for undergraduate education, who will begin next month.
Trustees have commended the president’s leadership during his time at GW in various statements, dating back to when they first hired him in 2017.
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.
A timeline of the controversies that sparked rising tensions between University President Thomas LeBlanc and members of the GW community, many of whom called for his resignation.
GW’s stimulus package from the American Rescue Plan totals more than its funding from the previous two rounds of federal stimulus combined.
Officials said they expect classrooms, libraries and labs will reopen to full capacity following a relaxation of CDC guidelines.