Prince William Campus Advisory Board Is Established

Posted: November 18, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Karen Louden Allanach

The Prince William Campus has created an advisory board to promote the interests and welfare of George Mason University with a focus on the campus. The board’s first meeting was held earlier this month, and the next meeting is scheduled for February.

The board has three primary objectives: to provide advice and guidance to advance George Mason’s mission in Prince William County; to identify and promote external partnerships; and to assist with attracting and committing corporations, foundations, and individuals to the university’s development goals. In addition to examining the types of programs and activities the campus should provide to meet the community’s needs, the board will assist in developing relationships with the local corporate community and raising private funds for the campus.

The 18-member board includes Prince William County Board of Supervisors chair Kathleen Seefeldt, Sen. Charles Colgan, Del. Harry Parrish, and City of Manassas mayor Marvin Gillum, as well as area residents and corporate representatives of the community. Businesses and educational organizations include Scott & Stringfellow, Swift, Inc.; Dominion Semiconductor; Navcom Systems, Inc.; Prince William County Public Schools; GTE; Lockheed Martin; Government Micro Resources, Inc.; Manassas City School System; and Belmont Development Association.

“This is an opportunity to bring input from the community into the university on a much broader basis than in the past,” says Randall Edwards, executive vice president. “We can identify opportunities to be of service to the community while identifying unique community resources for the university.”

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