Les and Kathy Megyeri to Serve as Campaign Honorary Chairs

Kathy and Les Megyeri flank Dean Blake D. Morant at the Dean’s Circle Dinner in late October.

Leslie “Les” Megyeri, BA ’63, JD ’68, MBA ’80, and his wife, Kathryn “Kathy,” MA ’69, MA ’82, have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs of Making History: The Campaign for the George Washington University Law School. Their roles will be to advocate for the law school, inspiring and inviting others to join them in supporting the campaign. GW Law’s challenging campaign goal is $116 million, with more than $46 million raised in gifts and pledges to date.

That Mr. and Mrs. Megyeri are willing to lead by example, expressing their public commitment to education and their pride in the important work of the GW Law faculty, is underscored by their seven-figure bequest to complete the Nash-Cibinic Professorship and establish the Megyeri Chair in Government Procurement Law. These professorships will join 38 endowed faculty positions at the law school. Creating new endowed professorships at GW Law is a top priority of the Making History campaign.

The Megyeris chose to support these professorships to honor the late GW Law Professor John Cibinic Jr. Professor Cibinic, they say, “was a government contracts expert who took an enormous amount of pride in placing his students in law firms and government agencies citywide. The encouragement and involvement of this professor set [Mr. Megyeri’s] career in motion.”

Professor Cibinic’s legacy of commitment to student success is maintained by today’s GW Law faculty. The entire law school community thanks Honorary Co-Chairs Les and Kathy Megyeri for their steadfast support of GW Law faculty and for their leadership in the record-breaking Making History campaign.

– Ann McClellan