Governor Affirms Mason’s Potential as Major Research Institution

Posted: January 31, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Distancing himself from comments made by his secretary of technology last fall, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner told ExecutiveBiz e-magazine recently that George Mason University has the potential to become a major research institution.

Eugene Huang, the Virginia secretary of technology, told the Washington Post last November that the state should consider alternatives to George Mason as a center for high-tech research. In the ExecutiveBiz interview, however, Warner said, “No, I don’t agree with him. I think his comments were just wrong. George Mason has been an essential part of Northern Virginia’s growth over the last 20 years. With two Nobel laureates at George Mason, I think George Mason’s potential to become a major research institution is very good.”

The e-magazine is published by the Potomac Officers Club, an organization for CEOs in the Washington, D.C., area. The article is available online, but you must first register as a reader.

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