At the heart of the most successful cities and metropolitan regions in the world are great universities. This is especially true in Washington where the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area represents the combined resources of the Capital region’s best academic institutions. Comprised of thirteen universities and one college, our member institutions are public, private, federal, historically black, religious, secular, devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, focused on women’s education, and devoted to the arts. Their student body sizes range from a few hundred to over 35,000. Both the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal agree—Washington is a college town!!
June 19th Politics of Climate Change at American University. 8 am - 10:30 am. Click for more info
June 20th Introduction to Adobe Photoshop at American University. 1 pm - 4 pm. Click for more info
June 22nd Ice Skating with GW Alumni at George Washington University. 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Click for more info
June 26th Corcoran Uncorked at Corcoran Gallery of Art. 7pm. Click for more info
June 28th I Heart Public Speaking at Trinity University. 3 pm - 5 pm. Click for more info
Dr. John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has been selected as President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities replacing Mr. John B. Childers who retired in January. Dr. Cavanaugh took over in March 2013.
Washington, D.C., area universities are a major source of jobs and income in the region, with an economic impact as critical as that of the hospitality industry, according to a study authored by Stephen S. Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University and summarized in the Consortium's new publication CAPITAL ASSETS Economic Impact and Beyond. Consortium-member universities, the largest private employers in the District, add $11.3 billion to the regional economy each year.