Gilmore Announces Appointments to BOV

Posted: September 14, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. Jim Gilmore has announced the reappointment of Edwin Feulner and Edwin Meese III, and the appointments of Mel Chaskin and Dorothy Gray to the Board of Visitors at George Mason.

“These individuals share my commitment to making quality higher education affordable and accessible in Virginia,” says Gilmore. “Under their leadership, I am confident George Mason University will continue to flourish as one of the state’s leading higher-education institutions.”

Currently the chairman of the governing board of Mason, Edwin Meese is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, a leading public policy organization in Washington, D.C. He served as the 75th U.S. Attorney General from 1985 to 1988. As counselor to the president, he was the president’s chief policy advisor. Prior to that, Meese was a law professor at the University of San Diego. He is a graduate of Yale University and holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Edwin Feulner is president of the Heritage Foundation and serves as the senior vice president and trustee of the Mont Pelerin Society. He serves on the Congressional Commission on International Financial Institutions. Feulner is the author of five books and has a biweekly syndicated column in more then 500 newspapers. He has studied at the University of Edinburgh, the London School of Economics, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and Regis University.

Mel Chaskin is president and CEO of Vanguard Research, Inc. He serves as a member of the President of the United States’ Management Improvement Council. Chaskin began his career as a software engineer with Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. He received his B.S. from New York University and was trained in electronic warfare at the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School in 1977.

Dorothy Gray is president of D.C. Stephens, Ltd., and her newspaper column appears regularly on the editorial page of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. President Jimmy Carter appointed her to a special task force to study the role of women in the military. In 1990, President George Bush asked her to serve on the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations on the status of women. In 1999, the Speaker of the House of Representatives appointed her to the U.S. Women’s Progress Commemoration Commission. Gray is a graduate of Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., and holds a master’s degree from St. Louis University.

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