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Feedback sessions give faculty and staff opportunity to participate in presidential search process

July 11, 2019

Mason Board of Visitors Vice Rector Jimmy Hazel (from left) and Rector Tom Davis join Faculty Senate Chair Shannon Davis at the first of four feedback sessions with faculty and staff to gather input on the selection of a new university president. Photo by Lathan Goumas.

Rector Tom Davis and Vice Rector Jimmy Hazel are gathering input from faculty and staff with four feedback sessions as part of the search for George Mason University’s next president.

The first session, held Wednesday, July 10, at the Fairfax Campus, was a robust discussion of both the search process and the ideal qualities Mason’s next president should possess. A video recording of the session can be viewed here and below. A video recording of the July 11 feedback session on the Arlington Campus can be seen here and at the bottom of this page. 

There are two remaining sessions the week of July 15:

  • Monday, July 15, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Katherine Johnson Hall, Room 258, on the Science and Technology Campus. Use this Webex link. Phone number: 1-415-655-0003. Access code: 640 732 402.
  • Thursday, July 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Merten Hall, Room 1201, on the Fairfax Campus. Use this Webex link. Phone number: 1-415-655-0003. Access code: 642 149 656.

After each feedback sessions, all video recordings will be available on this page.

Those who cannot attend the feedback sessions or would prefer to give feedback in writing are encouraged to do so at You may be asked to log in with your Mason credentials.

The university website will include more information about the search process shortly after the search officially launches.