Sunday, January 10, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
President John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University
For close to four decades, John J. DeGioia has helped to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research. A Georgetown alumnus, Dr. DeGioia served as a senior administrator and as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy before becoming Georgetown’s 48th president in 2001.
As President, Dr. DeGioia is dedicated to deepening Georgetown’s tradition of academic excellence, its commitment to its Catholic and Jesuit identity, its engagement with the Washington, D.C. community, and its global mission. Under his leadership, Georgetown has become a leader in shaping the future landscape of higher education and has recently completed a $1.5 billion fund-raising campaign dedicated to enhancing the lifelong value of a Georgetown education.
Dr. DeGioia is a leading voice in addressing broader issues in education. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Business-Higher Education Forum. He currently serves as the Chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, as a member of the NCAA Division 1 Board of Directors and is Chair of the Division I Committee on Academics, and he previously served as a commissioner on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.