John J. DeGioia

President, Georgetown University

John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University.  Under his leadership, the University has completed a $1-billion capital campaign; launched the largest expansion of campus facilities in the institution’s history; significantly increased student financial aid; and strengthened endowments for faculty research.  DeGioia has also helped to expand and deepen Georgetown’s engagement with the global community, supporting initiatives on a range of issues from interreligious dialogue to global health to emerging economies.  Beyond the Georgetown hilltop, DeGioia is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Chair of the Board of Campus Compact; a member of the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness; a board member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; a board member of the Forum for the Future of Higher Education; and a board member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.  DeGioia was honored as a Washingtonian of the Year 2008 by Washingtonian magazine.  Most recently, he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He earned his B.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Georgetown, and lives in DC with his wife Theresa and their son J.T.