Gregory L. Fenves, President, Emory University

“At Emory, through our actions, bold ideas, teaching, creativity, art, scholarship, and community, we have the ability to create the future for ourselves. It is no exaggeration to say that the future starts right here at Emory.”

Gregory L. Fenves President, Emory University
Gregory L. Fenves

Emory’s 21st President


With a 36-year career in higher education, President Fenves has served top-tier research universities as both a distinguished researcher and educator as well as an experienced executive leader. The COVID-19 pandemic has been the backdrop for his first year at Emory, yet through all of the challenges, he has led initiatives that have helped to bring together the community and carry forward the important work of the university—in learning, teaching, research, and creative expression—while charting a course for Emory’s future.

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Charting Emory's Future


In his first address to the Emory community, President Gregory L. Fenves praises the perseverance and innovation of faculty, staff, and students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provides updates on actions to support racial and social justice, faculty eminence and student experiences across the university.

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One Emory Strategic Framework

Faculty Excellence

Foster a culture of eminence that attracts and inspires scholars of the highest order

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Academic Community of Choice

Cultivate a thriving campus and a compelling student experience

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Innovation through Scholarship and Creative Expression

Harness imagination and discovery to address 21st-century challenges

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Atlanta as a Gateway to the World

Unleash Emory and Atlanta's shared future to mobilize change for the world

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