Search Committee Formed for Vice President of University Development and Alumni Affairs

Posted: March 27, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A search committee has been formed, following the news that Judith Jobbitt, president of the George Mason University Foundation and vice president of University Development and Alumni Affairs, plans to resign.

Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology and CIO, will head the search committee.

Jobbitt’s resignation will take effect at the end of the fiscal year, June 30.

Jobbitt has been with Mason for the past eight years. During her tenure, Mason’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign, The Campaign for George Mason University, was launched and concluded, bringing in commitments of $142 million and creating a solid base for the future.

In addition, the George Mason University Foundation matured and surpassed the benchmark of $50 million for endowment. The $70 million Arlington Foundation building project was also completed.

In making her announcement, Jobbitt said, “I recognized that George Mason is on a fast trajectory toward a next comprehensive campaign, and I honestly could not commit myself to its duration. Respecting what I have accomplished and wanting the next campaign to be launched effectively, I have decided to step down.”

Jobbitt is currently pursuing consulting opportunities, to begin in the fall.

Questions regarding the search committee should be directed to Hughes at

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