Student Reps to Board of Visitors Sought

Posted: March 21, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Beau Cribbs

Each May, the George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV) selects two student representatives to serve one-year terms for the following academic year. Applications to serve during the 2007-08 academic year are due by March 27.

The BOV at Mason is a corporate body serving under the leadership of a rector, vice rector, and secretary. The 16 members of the board are appointed by the governor of Virginia on a rotating basis to serve four-year terms. The BOV exercises its authority principally in policy making and oversight at Mason.

The two student representatives chosen each year can be either graduate or undergraduate students, and serve as liaisons for student concerns. Traditionally, student BOV representatives may present issues, participate in discussions and question those who appear before the board. Past representatives have been split between the interests of the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses and the Arlington Campus.

One of this year’s student representatives on the board, Anouck McCall, a graduate student in the School of Public Policy, says she has “thoroughly enjoyed working with the administration as well as the select group of community leaders whose deep commitment to and vision for George Mason is reflected in the time, energy, and philanthropy that they bestow upon our institution.”

McCall explains that a student representative’s duties can range “from the allocation of resources to land use to faculty appointments to diversity and equity to student life.” She adds, “I encourage any student with an earnest interest in Mason to consider applying for this position.”

Applications can be found online. All students in good academic standing, with a GPA over 2.5, are eligible to apply. Send applications to Nancy Murphy in the Office of Student Life, Mason Hall, Room D105. For more information, call Murphy at 703-993-8760.

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