Georgetown’s associate vice president for external relations, Linda Greenan, is reportedly retiring in September for reasons unknown. President John J. DeGioia sent an email to “colleagues” last Friday announcing Greenan’s departure. Students were not sent the email. Greenan played a significant role in the recent campus plan negotiations between the University and various neighborhood groups.
Alongside Greenan’s retirement, DeGioia announced the establishment of a new Office of Community Engagement within the Office of Public Affairs. This new department will “coordinate the University’s engagement with the District of Columbia, participate in institutional planning, serve as the primary contact for the Georgetown Community Partnership and assist in the development of the 2017 campus plan,” DeGioia wrote in the email. Greenan was a tireless and committed representative for the University who often spent many an ANC meeting salvaging both the university and the student body’s interests.
Lauralyn Lee, a “trusted member of our university community for nearly a decade”, will take over Greenan’s role in the new position of associate vice president for community engagement and strategic initiatives. Community engagement in the future will be conducted through the Georgetown Community Partnership, which is promised to include students as well.
“I am deeply grateful to Linda for her unwavering commitment and service to Georgetown University, our neighbors and our entire city. I join her many friends at the University and across the city in thanking her and wishing her the very best, ” DeGioia wrote.
Via Georgetown Patch