President, Provost Introduce Campus to Plan 2007

Posted: September 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The next six years for George Mason is expected to be a period of steady growth and even more intense efforts to help the region and state address their needs.

This overriding goal was outlined yesterday afternoon by President Alan Merten in the Johnson Center before more than 300 faculty, staff, and students. Merten and Provost Peter Stearns presented the university’s upcoming growth potential as detailed in Plan 2007. Following are highlights of the plan:

  • George Mason’s overall student enrollment will go from a current total of 23,408 to approximately 30,000.

  • A new center will be established in Loudoun County, where programs in technology management and an array of professional master’s, certificate, and entry-level undergraduate programs will be held.

  • Students living on campus will increase from 2,860 to approximately 5,000.

  • Research dollars will double from $43 million to nearly $90 million.

  • George Mason’s endowment will grow from $33.5 million to $60 million; private support will grow from $15 million to $20 million.

  • The faculty/student ratio will decrease from 1:16 to 1:14.5.

  • George Mason’s educational and general fund will increase from $120 million to $200 million.

The complete text of Plan 2007 is available on the George Mason web site.

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