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Board of Visitors Actions

February 1, 2012

Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) took the following actions at its Jan. 25 meeting:

  • Approved a new PhD in Writing and Rhetoric (must now be approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)
  • Approved the name change of the PhD in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences to PhD in Geography and Geoinformation Science
  • Approved the rank of University Professor, effective immediately, for

―Daniel Menascé, senior associate dean and professor of computer science, the Volgenau School of Engineering

―Roger Stough, vice president for research and economic development, Northern Virginia Chair in Local Government and professor of public policy

―Janine Wedel, professor of public policy, School of Public Policy

According to the Faculty Handbook, University Professors are “men and women of unusually great stature and eminence from the world of national and international achievement.”