Board of Visitors
Board of Visitors

Tom Davis
Rector

Stuart Mendelsohn
Vice Rector

Kelly McNamara Corley
Secretary

Board Members
Mahfuz Ahmed
Karen Alcalde
B.G. Beck
Reginald J. Brown
Kimberly O. Dennis
Claire Dwoskin
Anne Gruner
John Jacquemin
Mark F. McGettrick
Robert F. Pence
Jon Peterson
Tracy Schar
M. Siddique Sheikh


Faculty Representative
Charlene Douglas

Student Representatives
Philip Abbruscato
Mhehvish Khan

Faculty Committee Representatives
David S. Anderson
Estela Blaisten-Barojas
James H. Finkelstein
James W. Harvey
Mark Houck
Larry Kerschberg
Jill Nelson
Peter Pober

Faculty Committee Liaison
Edward Douthett

Board of Visitors Virginia State Seal
The Board of Visitors (BOV)
of George Mason University was created in April 1972 by an act of the General Assembly when the university became an independent institution. The board is a corporate body serving under the leadership of a rector, vice rector, and secretary. The 16 members of the board are appointed by the governor of Virginia on a rotating basis to serve four-year terms. The Faculty Senate Chair sits on the board as a nonvoting member. Two student representatives (nonvoting members) are appointed by the Board of Visitors each year at the May meeting to serve a one-year term.

Without limiting the generality of its powers, the Board of Visitors exercises its authority principally in policy-making and oversight. With the exception of meetings convened in executive session, meetings of the Board of Visitors and its committees are open to the public. The board recognizes as official observers eight faculty representatives that are elected by the faculty at-large. Two faculty representatives sit on each of the following committees: Academic Programs, Diversity, and University Community Committee, Finance and Land Use Committee, Development Committee, and Research Committee. A faculty liaison may be appointed to the Audit Committee.



BOV Information:

  • Board of Visitors Bylaws
  • Board of Visitors Schedule, 2014-15 academic year
  • Board Agendas, Minutes and Other Matters

  • BOV Contact:
    If you would like to contact the Board of Visitors,
    you may send an email to BOV@gmu.edu or call
    the Secretary, pro tem, of the Board at 703-993-8627.

     

    Updated: 8/2014