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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg and “The Importance of Mentorships in Higher Education”

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 07, 2018

President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University and Rimon Partner, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, earns recognition as a particularly effective mentor in an article discussing how adequate mentorship is crucial for aspiring candidates to acquire the necessary experience doing the job to which they aim. The article, authored by two university presidents who each became the first African-American leader at a predominantly White institution, points out the need for mentorship by, and of, executives from diverse backgrounds, and the way in which mentorship in higher education serves a different purpose than in the world of business — benefitting higher education as a whole rather than a single enterprise. Click here to read more.


Mr. Trachtenberg served as GW’s 15th president from 1988 to 2007. Trachtenberg came to GW from the University of Hartford, where he had been president for 11 years. He also held positions as Vice President for academic services and Academic Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University, and was the Special Assistant to the U.S. Education Commissioner, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Read more about Mr. Trachtenberg.