- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 5, 2006

11:01 a.m.

George Washington University has chosen its next president.

The school’s Board of Trustees has chosen Steven Knapp, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins University to take the top post. He has 30 years of higher education experience and was chosen unanimously by the board.

Mr. Knapp will take office Aug. 1, succeeding university President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who will become president emeritus and professor of public service.

Mr. Knapp has been at Johns Hopkins since 1994, and since then has been involved in outreach, fundraising and academic growth efforts.

The university is holding a 2 p.m. press conference on campus at the Jack Morton Auditorium to announce its selection of Mr. Knapp for president.

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