Christopher Alan Bracey Named George Washington University Provost

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Christopher Alan Bracey, provost of George Washington UniversityChristopher Alan Bracey, provost of George Washington UniversityThe George Washington University (GWU)'s president, Dr. Mark S. Wrighton, announced that Christopher Alan Bracey has been named GWU's permanent provost. Bracey, a leading legal expert on U.S. race relations, has been GWU's interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since June 2021.

"Chris is an outstanding professor, legal scholar, and academic leader who has served our university with great distinction for many years," said Wrighton. "It is clear that he understands our university's history, culture, and traditions, particularly in his work improving the student experience and collaborating closely with the faculty."

As interim provost, Bracey led GWU's academic transition back to in-person instruction in the fall while collaborating closely with faculty. He also launched GWU's diversity program review team, which will assess the university's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

"I am incredibly honored to be named provost of the George Washington University," said Bracey. "Every day, our students, faculty, and staff work hard to advance the frontier of knowledge through the production and dissemination of impactful research and fulfill our promise of being a world-class research and learning institution."

In 2008, Bracey joined GWU's law faculty and, in 2016, he was named vice provost for faculty affairs. Prior to his vice provost role, Bracey served as the university law school's senior associate dean for academic affairs and interim dean. Before GWU, he taught at Washington University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law.

Bracey is also the author of the book Saviors or Sellouts: The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism, from Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Harvard Law School.