New Members for Board of Visitors Announced

Posted: July 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine has announced the appointment of two new members and two reappointments to the George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV).

New members are Vincent F. Callahan Jr., former member of the Virginia House of Delegates; and Lovey L. Hammel, president of Employment Enterprises Inc (EEI).

Reappointed members are William Soza, retired founder of Soza & Company LTD; and Ernst Volgenau, chairman of SRA International Inc. and current rector of the BOV.

Vincent Callahan
Vincent Callahan
Va. House of Delegates photo

Callahan was the Republican representative for the 34th District of Virginia, which includes Fairfax County, from 1968 to 2008. In his last term in the legislature, he was chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

He has a BS from Georgetown University and attended graduate courses at American University. He also has an honorary associate degree in Humane Letters from Northern Virginia Community College.

Callahan served in the U.S. Marine Corps and in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. Before his retirement, he was president of Callahan Publications.

Callahan has also been involved in dozens of community and civic organizations. He resides in McLean, Va.

Lovey Hammel
Lovey Hammel
EEI photo

Hammel received a BS in Business Administration in 1988 from Mason and was named Alumna of the Year in 1997. She served on the George Mason University Foundation from 1996 to 2005 and was chair of the foundation from 2001 to 2003. She was the first Mason graduate to chair the foundation board.

Hammel founded EEI with her mother, Jana Yeates. They co-own the company, a staffing, human resources, outsourcing and consulting services enterprise headquartered in Manassas, Va.

Kaine appointed Hammel to the Virginia Workforce Council in 2006, and former Gov. Mark Warner appointed her to the Advisory Commission on Higher Education in 2002. She is also involved in a number of other civic, business and community programs, especially those that focus on education and women’s issues.

Hammel resides in Oakton, Va.

The BOV has 16 members appointed by the governor. In addition, the chair of the Faculty Senate serves as a nonvoting representative to the BOV, as do two students selected through a competitive process. Six faculty members serve as representatives to BOV committees.

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