Leadership & Staff


A Message from the Dean

We deeply value the role that the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW CEPL) plays in the College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University and in the community at large. The Center is recognized and highly valued as one of the premier institutions for leadership development and innovation in the public sector nationally and globally. Its work cultivates public leaders of today and tomorrow, making a significant impact on the DMV economy and beyond.

As we look to the future, we are excited by the possibilities to deepen and expand our impact through leadership development experiences, executive coaching and micro-credentialing. By working together with our government partners, the private sector and the philanthropic community, we seek to develop a robust pipeline of leaders that can be tapped to support organizational transformation and co-create solutions to some of the world's most intransigent challenges. 

Reach out to us to explore ways we can partner together to make this vision a reality!

Warm Regards,

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Liesl Riddle, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Professional Studies
The George Washington University
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