Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Dave Steinour

David Steinour

Chief Information Officer


David Steinour is an accomplished IT professional with more than 29 years of IT experience in a variety of positions and organizations. He has experience in ERP development, enterprise-level infrastructure systems, data center management, mainframe and client-server development, strategic planning, network infrastructure, project management and business re-engineering.

Mr. Steinour's past positions include chief information officer at Furman University, vice provost of information technology and other senior positions at Gettysburg College, director of networking and information services at Mount Saint Mary's University and various IT positions at Westinghouse Electric, Inc.

In his current position as chief information officer for the George Washington University, he is responsible for implementing a range of strategic technology initiatives and for building a shared vision for the university's IT future. In addition, Mr. Steinour leads his staff in developing solutions to the daily IT challenges facing a top-tier university with more than 25,000 users, three major campuses, more than 120 buildings and two major data centers.

Mr. Steinour manages by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively managing and executing IT strategies. He has received a number of IT awards, including Washington SmartCEO's SmartCXO Award, Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders award and's CIO 100 Award, and he is a member of a number of user groups and councils in addition to serving on the EDUCAUSE Regional Planning Committee.

Additionally, Mr. Steinour authored "Strategies for Maximizing Impact," a chapter from within the book Inside the Minds. He holds a B.S. from Mount Saint Mary's University and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University College.