Access to Excellence Podcast Features Grand Challenges

Mason President Gregory Washington takes on some of the toughest issues facing students and graduates and the opportunities those issues present.

Access to Excellence Podcast

"Here are some of the big issues out there that you can solve, that you can attack with your Mason education," says Mason President Gregory Washington. Read more. 


About the Podcast

There are serious challenges facing the world: sustainability; climate change; health care; issues of gender and race equality. Mason President Gregory Washington's conversations on these topics with thought leaders and experts broaden perspectives, enlighten and educate. Communications Manager John Hollis, who covers many of these topics for the university, takes over the conversation when Dr. Washington does not host.


President Washington at lectern

Latest Episode

Access to Excellence Podcast Episode 31

Lisa Gring-Pemble believes business can be a force for good in society. And the co-director of George Mason University’s Business for a Better World Center and co-director of the Honey Bee initiative is an outspoken champion of that sensibility. Gring-Pemble tells Mason President Gregory Washington how and why business should be addressing world challenges. She also describes how business can drive sustainability success and shouldn’t be measured by profits but how it affects the communities in which we live.

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