Farewell Reception for Reid Herlihy to Be Held

Posted: January 26, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A farewell reception for Reid Herlihy, vice president for Facilities, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mason Hall Atrium. All are invited to attend.

Herlihy, who has served George Mason since 1987, will leave the university on Feb. 20. He has accepted a position with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington to provide design, construction and facilities management of its capital improvement program. He will also provide oversight of the procurement activities within the diocese.

In leaving Mason, Herlihy says, “I do not go to a better job – there is no better job than the one I have had here at George Mason University. I do not think more important work exists.”

President Alan Merten comments, “Reid understood the importance of the beauty of our campus relative to the long-term vision of our institution.”

Adds Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens, “Reid has guided our facilities development on all of our campuses, and the beauty of the architecture of our buildings and grounds is a reflection of his efforts over the past 20 years.”

The most notable buildings (and Herlihy’s favorites) designed and constructed during his tenure include the Johnson Center, Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, Law School (now Hazel Hall), Research I, Center for the Arts and Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.

“There is no good time to leave, but now is my time. I leave behind an amazing organization, and I know of no better group of men and women,” Herlihy says.

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