John J. DeGioia

John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University. For nearly four decades, Dr. DeGioia has worked to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research.

A graduate of Georgetown, Dr. DeGioia served as a senior administrator and as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy before becoming president on July 1, 2001.

As President, Dr. DeGioia is dedicated to deepening Georgetown’s tradition of academic excellence, its commitment to its Catholic and Jesuit identity, its engagement with the Washington, D.C. community, and its global mission. Under his leadership, Georgetown has become a leader in shaping the future landscape of higher education and has recently completed a $1.5 billion campaign dedicated to enhancing the lifelong value of a Georgetown education.

President DeGioia will moderate four panels: What Does it Mean to be a Hoya?, Lunch Conversation with President DeGioia and National Urban League President Marc Morial, Fireside Chat with Eleanor Holmes Norton, and the Lunch Conversation with President DeGioia and Former RNC Chair Michael Steele.