Hill to Serve on Research and Technology Commission

Posted: July 25, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Chris Hill, vice provost for research, has been selected to serve on the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission, which was established by executive order on July 10. The membership of the 28-member commission consists of Virginia leaders from the corporate, government, and academic sectors.

The purpose of the commission is to provide advice on how best to leverage the funds in the new Commonwealth Technology Research Fund proposed by the governor and funded by the General Assembly, and to conduct or comment on a number of studies underway within the executive branch.

Two topics likely to be considered by the commission are recommendations for a broad research and technology strategy for the commonwealth and for enhancements to policies supporting the licensing of intellectual property developed by Virginia’s universities.

Hill came to George Mason in 1994 when he accepted a position as professor of public policy and technology in The Institute of Public Policy. He was appointed as vice provost for research in July 1997 for a three-year term and has recently accepted an additional two-year appointment to that position. Hill is also a professor in the School of Public Policy.

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