Gazette Archive: Q&A

Q & A with Helen Ackerman, Vice President for University Relations

Posted: December 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette. To view previous articles, visit the Q&A archive page.

Can you outline your major duties and responsibilities as vice president for University Relations?
The role of University Relations is to communicate a consistent and positive image of George Mason University to all its publics–internal and external–by promoting the achievements of the institution and its people.

Q & A with Judith Jobbitt, V.P. for University Development and Alumni Affairs

Posted: December 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette. To view previous articles, visit the Q&A archive page.

You have the joint title of president of the George Mason University Foundation and vice president for University Development and Alumni Affairs. How do these divisions relate to one another?
These divisions share the same overriding mission: to develop relationships with friends–be they alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers, university boards or others–who in turn can provide critical private resources for the university to advance its goals.

Q & A with Tom O’Connor, Director of Athletics

Posted: December 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

Can you give me a brief overview of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department and everything you oversee?
My responsibilities include oversight of the entire Athletic Department, including the academics, marketing, promotions, fund-raising, life skills, community service, and obviously the intercollegiate teams.

Q & A With University Police Chief Michael Lynch

Posted: November 20, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette. To view previous articles, visit the Q&A archive page.

By Erick Soricelli
Please give a brief overview of what the University Police Department is responsible for at Mason.
The University Police Department is responsible for everything related to the overall safety and security of the campus community.

Q & A with Joy Hughes, CIO and Vice President for Information Technology

Posted: November 13, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette. To view previous articles, visit the Q&A archive page.

By Fran Rensbarger
Can you tell me the responsibilities of the chief information officer at the university?
I work with the heads of the library, the Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services (DoIT), Technology Systems, and the Information Technology (IT) Project Management Office to ensure we focus our resources on the achievement of the university’s strategic goals and priorities, and that we assess and coordinate services to provide the best possible support to faculty, staff, and students.

Q & A with Christine Clark-Talley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs

Posted: November 6, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette. To view previous articles, visit the Q&A archive page.

By Colleen Kearney Rich
Could you tell us a little about where you see the Office of Alumni Affairs in relationship to the university as a whole?
The primary role of the Office of Alumni Affairs is to engage alumni in the life of the university and encourage their support.

Q & A with Reid Herlihy, Vice President for Facilities

Posted: October 30, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

By Jeremy Lasich
Can you give me a brief overview of the Facilities Office and everything you oversee?
Under the Facilities umbrella there are four areas: Space Administration, Facilities Planning, Facilities Construction, and the Physical Plant.

Q & A with Provost Peter Stearns

Posted: October 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This weekly question-and-answer column with George Mason administrators appears every Thursday in the Daily Gazette.

By Fran Rensbarger
For those not sure of what your role is at the university, can you tell me the purpose of the Provost’s Office?
The functions revolve mainly around maintaining and enhancing the standards of academic operation in the university, both in teaching and research, and also in academically relevant aspects of service and outreach.