President of the College
Now in his fourth year as President of Washington College, Mitchell B. Reiss is bringing greater emphasis to global education, enhancing career development opportunities, and positioning the institution for future expansion.
During the first months of his Presidency, Mitchell Reiss established several new initiatives, including a partnership with Oxford University and a prestigious internship at NATO headquarters in Brussels. He rallied support to establish a Hillel House on campus and directed the renovation and expansion of two major facilities: the Johnson Fitness Center and Miller Library.
At his inauguration, President Reiss conjured up the spirit of George Washington, whose values still underscore life on campus. In his remarks to the Class of 2012, he emphasized the importance of quiet reflection and the intellectual renewal afforded by patient listening and unhurried conversations with faculty and friends.
Even as the College makes great strides to enhance students’ learning experience, the best is yet to come. The College has recently acquired two neglected properties—the former Board of Education building on Washington Avenue and the old Chestertown Armory fronting the Chester River—with tremendous potential.