Gov. Gilmore Releases Monies to Fund Academic IV

Posted: August 22, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore gave members of the George Mason University community who attended his press conference yesterday in Mason Hall something to applaud about as he announced immediate plans to unfreeze more than $15 million that will fund the much-discussed Academic IV building on the Fairfax Campus.

Gilmore makes his announcement as President Alan Merten and BOV Rector Edwin Meese look on.

In making the announcement, Gilmore praised George Mason for its successes and identified it as the next “major institution” in the commonwealth.

“The manner in which we have managed our monies enables us to free up these funds,” Gilmore said. “It gives an opportunity to help George Mason rise to a level of institution that maintains the highest standards.”

University officials are currently in close contact with appropriate personnel in the governor’s office to secure the approval forms necessary to resurrect construction of Academic IV.

Ninety percent of the 102,000-square-foot building will be high technology classrooms and ten percent will be office space.

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