Board of Visitors Approves Biennium Budget Request

Posted: September 27, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As expected, George Mason’s Board of Visitors unanimously endorsed the university’s biennium budget request to the governor at its first regular meeting of the year yesterday. If approved in its entirety, this budget will eliminate George Mason’s base budget adequacy problem ($25 million), put the institution in a much stronger position to meet its anticipated enrollment growth over the coming years ($4.5 million), and enable it to launch a range of academic initiatives ($5.4 million).

In other action, the BOV approved Ph.D. programs in bioinformatics and biosciences, and an M.S. degree program in social work. It also agreed to a status change for the program in social work to a department.

In response to a gift from BOV member Sid Dewberry and his wife, Reva, the board renamed the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room to Sid and Reva Dewberry Hall.

Dorothy Gray was elected secretary.

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