Stephen Trachtenberg quoted in Washington Post article on Universities in D.C. avoiding $111 million in local taxes last year
Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · August 10, 2016
“We generate talent for the city, research, scholars, scholarship and money,” said Stephen J. Trachtenberg, former president of GWU, he served 19 years in the position. “Students spend. Faculty earn and pay taxes. Parents visit. We buy goods and services. [The financial] impact is positive and profound.”
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Mr. Trachtenberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States. He is on the Board of the Bankinter Foundation in Madrid and the Ditchley Foundation in England. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. Additionally, Mr. Trachtenberg has chaired the Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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