The pay hike marks the second straight year that Knapp’s total compensation has grown, a trend experts said was likely to continue.
The announcement marked the signature achievement of the University’s efforts to use donations to fund campus projects. But even as the milestone passed, officials said there were still areas of the University that had not been fully explored as sources of donations.
Students for Justice in Palestine is asking the University to divest from corporations that profit from the occupation of Palestine.
These fliers that have been found on campuses around the country were not approved to be put up on campus, Knapp said in the statement.
University President Steven Knapp will visit at least six cities this spring to attend conferences and lock in donations.
When Thomas LeBlanc starts as University president on Aug. 1, GW will inherit an even-tempered leader, former and current colleagues say.
The announcement, which will be made live on Facebook, comes a little more than six months after the search for the University’s 17th president began.
GW has made headlines throughout the year including when Steven Knapp announcing his last year as president to the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi shutting down.
University President Steven Knapp joined more than 170 higher education leaders in signing an open letter urging President-Elect Donald Trump and the new Congress to take action on climate change.
In a statement released Friday, GW officials outlined their principles to protect the civil rights of undocumented students.