LeBlanc locked in on a defined messaging strategy during the pandemic – communicate regularly and don’t overpromise.
Faculty said LeBlanc may not be able to salvage relationships with the GW community on the heels of a year marked by ongoing tensions between the two.
Officials created the honor for the bicentennial celebration and said they plan to invite the recipients to an in-person celebration this fall.
Faculty, staff and students attending campus in person this fall must receive their final vaccine dose two weeks before arrival.
Experts said the Board of Trustees could choose not to renew LeBlanc’s contract following high tensions between him and the GW community.
Officials have consistently said they anticipate returning to campus this fall to the “fullest extent possible” but have yet to make a definitive decision.
Faculty said officials should prioritize funding for research in light of delays during the pandemic rather than allocating money for a surplus.
The Board last conducted a review of LeBlanc in spring 2019, assisted by a consultant from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
The announcement comes after other D.C-area universities announced plans for in-person commencements.
Faculty sentiments in the survey address administrators’ “overall capacities, values and performance,” an analysis by the Faculty Survey Team found.