Georgetown Seal set in stained glass.

University Governance

The president of Georgetown university and the board of directors govern according to the university’s bylaws and have the power to grant “any degree in the faculties, arts, sciences, and liberal professions” under the authority of a charter passed by Congress in 1815.

The Office of the Secretary has administrative responsibility for the board of directors and assists the president in university governance. Marie Mattson serves as secretary of the university.