BOV Votes to Renew Appeal to State for Greater Support

Posted: November 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

George Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) had its final regular meeting of the calendar year yesterday and unanimously agreed to make one more appeal to Gov. Mark Warner to reconsider any further budget cuts to the university and its sister institutions. The governor is set to announce his proposed budget for the next biennium on Dec. 20.

“Given George Mason’s history as being heavily underfunded over the years, the increasing number of college-bound students throughout Virginia, and the fact that we are being looked upon to take on many of these new students, it is important that we receive as much support from the state as possible,” said Leonard Pomata, chair of the BOV’s Finance and Resource Development Committee.

The BOV also said it will continue to work closely with university administrators in reviewing George Mason’s revenue sources, overall priorities, and areas of expense.

In other matters, it was announced that George Mason’s capital campaign is now at the $86 million mark. BOV member Sidney Dewberry, who is also chair of the campaign, said the next phase of this effort will see a greater focus on alumni giving.

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