Archive for October, 2003

Q & A with President Alan Merten, Part II

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

Editor’s note: The Daily Gazette has published interviews with 10 deans, 2 institute directors, and the vice president for University Life focusing on what was successful in their departments last year and what the George Mason community can expect this year. This two-part Q & A with President Alan Merten is the final article in the series. Click here to read part I.

By Amy Biderman, Jeremy Lasich, and Daniel Walsch
Construction continues to be a big focus at George Mason. Would you please talk about what’s called the “South Sector Plan” and what that end of the Fairfax Campus will look like in a few years?
Universities, and ours in particular, tend to grow in fits and starts and focus on different things at different times. In the late 1990s, we concentrated our attention on how to serve the student body and how to make the best use of our existing buildings.