Dr. Christopher Washington is a tireless supporter of global leadership and education. He serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for Franklin University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher education enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world. Under his leadership, the University nearly doubled undergraduate majors from 18 to 34, tripled the number of graduate programs, and expanded program offerings around the world to meet the needs of current and future students. Dr. Washington takes a very active role in his local community supporting international relations by serves on the Board of the Columbus Council o World Affairs and the International Visitors Council. He also serves on the Global Ties US Board of Directors.