George Mason University

Naming Committee

Mason's naming committee was established in the late 1990s by then university president Dr. Alan Merten. The committee is advisory in nature and provides recommendations to the executive council on the naming of physical spaces at George Mason University.

Committee Structure: 

The committee is chaired by the Vice President of Communications and Marketing or appointee. Membership is represented by a senior member or appointee of:

  • Arlington Campus Administration
  • Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Campus Planning
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Parking and Transportation
  • SciTech Campus Administration
  • Special Collections Research, University Libraries
  • University Advancement
  • University Information
  • University Counsel

And by appointed representatives from:

  • Faculty Senate
  • Staff Senate
  • Student Government

Committee Membership

2018-2019
  • Frank Neville, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Margaret Baird, Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Monet Ballard, Student Government representative
  • Gregg Black, Fire Safety Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation
  • Harold Gellar, Faculty Senate representative
  • Allisa Karton, Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Special Projects, University Life
  • Catherine Lemmon, Alumni Association representative
  • Thomas Lippincott, Executive Undersecretary for Facilities, George Mason University
  • Patrick McCavitt, Director, Business and Finance, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Tom Moncure, University Counsel, Office of University Counsel - ex-officio, non-voting
  • Una Murphy, Director, Outreach, Mason in Loudoun, Regional Campuses
  • Andrew Ruge, Associate Athletic Director, Marketing, Intercollegiate Affairs
  • Philip Stamper, Director, University Information, Communications and Marketing
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management, Campus Planning
  • Bob Vay, Digital Collections Archivist, SC&A, University Libraries

 

2017 - 2018
  • Frank Neville, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Alan Abrahamson, Faculty Senate representative
  • Gregg Black, Fire Safety Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation
  • Kathleen Diemer, Executive Director, Donor Relations and Advancement Communications, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Marc Fournier, Assistant Vice President of Business, Services Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Allisa Karton, Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Special Projects, University Life
  • Catherine Lemmon, Alumni Association representative
  • Una Murphy, Director, Outreach, Mason in Loudoun, Regional Campuses
  • Andrew Ruge, Associate Athletic Director, Marketing, Intercollegiate Affairs
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management, Campus Planning
  • Bob Vay, Digital Collections Archivist, SC&A, University Libraries
2016 - 2017
  • Vacant, Vice President for Communications and Marketing

  • Gregg Black, Fire Safety Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation
  • Kathleen Diemer, Executive Director, Donor Relations and Advancement Communications, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Marc Fournier, Assistant Vice President of Business, Services Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Thomas Lippincott, Executive Undersecretary for Facilities, George Mason University
  • Tom Moncure, University Counsel, Office of University Counsel - ex-officio, non-voting
  • Una Murphy, Director, Outreach, Mason in Loudoun, Regional Campuses
  • Andrew Ruge, Associate Athletic Director, Marketing, Intercollegiate Affairs
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management, Campus Planning
  • Bob Vay, Digital Collections Archivist, SC&A, University Libraries
2015 - 2016
  • Renell Wynn, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • James Bennett, Professor, Economics
  • Nathan Pittman, Student Body President, George Mason University
  • Gregg Black, Fire Safety Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation
  • Kathleen Diemer, Executive Director, Donor Relations and Advancement Communications, Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Marc Fournier, Assistant Vice President of Business, Services Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Tom Moncure, University Counsel, Office of University Counsel - ex-officio, non-voting
  • Una Murphy, Director, Outreach, Mason in Loudoun, Regional Campuses
  • Andrew Ruge, Associate Athletic Director, Marketing, Intercollegiate Affairs
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management, Campus Planning
  • Denise Taylor, Executive Director, Housing & Residence Life
  • Bob Vay, Digital Collections Archivist, SC&A, University Libraries
2013 - 2014
  • Renell Wynn, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Mariama Boney, Director, University Information
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking & Transportation
  • Robin Herron, Managing Editor, Strategic Communications
  • Kathleen Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Regional Campuses
  • Jim Miller, University Architect
  • Tom Moncure, Director, University Legal Affairs
  • Denise Taylor, Executive Director, Housing & Residence Life
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management
  • Gregg Toney, Director, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Bob Vay, Digital Collections Archives, Library
  • Julie Zobel, Exec Director, Environmental Health & Safety
2012 - 2013
  • Paul Liberty, Interim Vice President for University Relations, Chair
  • Mariama Boney, Director, University Information
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking and Transportation
  • Laura Gleason, Associate Vice President, Campaign Programs
  • Robin Herron, Associate Director, Media and Public Relations and Managing Editor/Mason News
  • Kathleen Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Regional Campuses
  • James Miller, University Architect
  • Thomas Moncure, University Counsel
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management
  • Denise Taylor, Executive Director, Housing and Residence Life
  • Gregg Toney, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Robert Vay, Digital Collections Archives, SC&A, Library
  • Julie Zobel, Assistant Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety
2011 -2012

 

  • Christine LaPaille, Vice President for University Relations, Chair
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking and Transportation
  • Laura Gleason, Associate Vice President, Campaign Programs
  • Robin Herron, Associate Director, Media and Public Relations and Managing Editor/Mason Gazette
  • Kathleen Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Regional Campuses
  • James Miller, University Architect
  • Thomas Moncure, University Counsel
  • Todd Rose, Associate Dean, University Life
  • Joy Staulcup, Associate Director, Space Management
  • Gregg Toney, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Robert Vay, Digital Collections Archives, SC&A, Library
  • Julie Zobel, Assistant Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety

 

2010 - 2011

 

 

  • Christine LaPaille, Vice President for University Relations, Cochair
  • Larry Czarda, Vice President for Administration, Cochair
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking and Transportation
  • Kathleen Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Regional Campuses
  • Mark Kidd, Associate Dean, University Life
  • James Miller, University Architect
  • Thomas Moncure, University Counsel
  • Marsha Ray, Associate Vice President, Campaign Programs
  • Gregg Toney, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Robert Vay, Digital Collections Archives, SC&A
  • Julie Zobel, Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety

 

2009 - 2010

 

  • Christine LaPaille, Vice President for University Relations, Cochair
  • Larry Czarda, Vice President for Administration, Cochair
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking and Transportation
  • Kathleen Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Regional Campuses
  • Mark Kidd, Associate Dean, University Life
  • James Miller, University Architect
  • Thomas Moncure, University Counsel
  • Marsha Ray, Associate Vice President, Campaign Programs
  • Gregg Toney, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Robert Vay, Digital Collections Archives, SC&A
  • Julie Zobel, Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety

 

2008 - 2009
  • Christine LaPaille, Vice President for University Relations, Cochair
  • Larry Czarda, Vice President for Administration, Cochair
  • Josh Cantor, Director, Parking and Transportation
  • John (Jay) Callan, Director, Fire Safety Programs and Emergency Planning
  • Mark Kidd, Associate Dean, University Life
  • James Miller, University Architect
  • Thomas Moncure, University Counsel
  • Marsha Ray, Associate Vice President, Campaign Programs
  • Gregg Toney, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Robert Vay, Digital Collections Archives, SC&A
  • Brian Walther, Senior Associate University Counsel
  • Julie Zobel, Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety