Vice President Czarda to Assume Presidency of Greensboro College

Posted: March 12, 2010 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: March 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

By Daniel Walsch

Lawrence Czarda

Lawrence Czarda, a mainstay at George Mason University since 1983 and current vice president for administration, is leaving to assume the presidency of Greensboro College, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina.

Czarda begins his new job on Monday, April 26. He will also hold the rank of professor of public administration.

“I am very excited at the opportunity to become part of Greensboro College,” says Czarda. “It presents a challenge and opportunity for me to help a fine institution with a 172-year history continue its own upward path, much as what we at Mason have been striving to do.”

Greensboro College has a student enrollment of approximately 1,200. Like many institutions of higher learning, it has had its share of budget challenges. Yet Czarda says it is poised to grow over the next few years in terms of enrollment, reputation and endowment.

“Larry will be missed by all of us,” says Mason President Alan Merten.

“In his many years at Mason he has worn many hats and has done extremely well in providing us with outstanding leadership. In my tenure as president, I have been blessed to have his council and support. We all have.”

Czarda has served as Mason’s vice president for administration since August 2008. Prior to that, he was vice president for regional campuses. He has been part of Mason’s administrative team since 1983 and has served as chief of staff for both Merten and Merten’s predecessor, George Johnson.

Czarda earned his doctorate at Mason. Additionally, numerous members of his family are Mason graduates; his youngest son is currently a freshman at Mason.

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