Greg Weiner, Ph.D.

The Inauguration of President Greg Weiner

On March 23, 2023, Dr. Greg Weiner was installed as Assumption University’s 17th president. The inauguration ceremony featured long-established University traditions with an academic procession including faculty, trustee representatives, and delegates from regional colleges and universities, musical selections, community speakers, and the traditional president’s address, where Dr. Weiner shared his vision for the future of the University.

The Inauguration Ceremony



Encountering Truth, Goodness, and Beauty through an Assumption Education

“Our Catholic identity expresses itself in the nature of the education we offer, one rooted in the pursuit of truth and a particular view of the human person … In this tradition of education—a tradition uniquely imbued with the charism of the Augustinians of the Assumption—we learn the virtues of the head and the heart, of the neighborhood and the workplace, not by being told what they are but rather through encounters with truth and beauty and subtlety as they express themselves in the tapestry of disciplines we study and the experiences we share.

“An Assumption Education is an Education to Communion.”

“You may have noticed that one phrase in the University’s new mission statement has quickly gained some currency around here:  to seek the truth in the company of friends. … It’s taken from the Confessions of St. Augustine, who knew a thing or two about friendship.

One thing to note about the phrase: it means more than saying that they’ll be friends around as we pursue our education here.  Friends are not just a backdrop or a context, but an intrinsic part of the kind of education that Assumption stands for.”


  • The Inauguration Ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 23 at 3:00PM in Plourde Recreation Center on the Assumption University Campus. All are welcome.

    The Community Reception will follow the ceremony at 4:30PM in the Laska Gymnasium, Assumption University.

    The Inauguration Mass will take place on Sunday, March 26, at 10:00AM in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Assumption University.

    *Undergraduate classes after 12:30PM on Thursday, March 23 will be cancelled. All graduate classes will be held as scheduled. 

  • Greg Weiner is the 17th president of Assumption University. Weiner joined the Assumption community in 2011 as an assistant professor of political science. Throughout his tenure in teaching, he was promoted to associate and full professorship. Additionally, in May of 2019, he was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs.

    In recognition of his dedication to Assumption students, Dr. Weiner received the Student Government Association’s “Above and Beyond” award for faculty.  He is also the recipient of Assumption University’s Paul Ziegler Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

    An expert in the political thought of the American Founding, Weiner holds a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University before coming to Assumption. George F. Will has written that he ranks “among the most prolific and profound contemporary writers on political philosophy.”

    Weiner is the author of four books: Madison’s Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule and the Tempo of American Politics; American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan; The Political Constitution: The Case Against Judicial Supremacy; and Old Whigs: Burke, Lincoln and the Politics of Prudence. His fifth book, Politics and Limits, is under contract to Yale University Press.

    Weiner has published and lectured around the country on topics such as the political thought of James Madison, the separation of powers, the presidency, constitutional interpretation, and other issues. He has published more than two dozen essays in The New York Times as well as op-eds in The Washington Post. 

    Before his academic career, Weiner was a political aide, consultant and writer in Washington, D.C. for nearly two decades. He served as the president and founder of Content Communications, LLC, advising members of the President’s Cabinet, members of Congress, and other political leaders. Also, he served as communications director for Senator J. Robert Kerrey of Nebraska; as campaign manager for a U.S. Senate candidate from Texas; and as deputy press secretary and staff assistant to U.S. Senators Lloyd Bentsen and Bob Kreuger. He also served as a reporter for the Williamson County Sun newspaper in Georgetown, Texas.

    In addition to his doctoral degree, Weiner holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas, Austin, and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University. Weiner and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and two greyhounds.


Greg Weiner, Ph.D.
Greg Weiner, Ph.D.

President, Assumption University

I am honored to help lead Assumption toward new possibilities…

… that embrace our Catholic educational mission and welcome all, no matter who they may be, who seek to pursue the truth in the company of friends. I am grateful to the Board of Trustees and to the members of the Presidential Search Committee.

Photos: Greg Weiner’s First Year as President

Greg Weiner - First Year As President