BOV Selects Student Representatives for 2009-10

Posted: May 13, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Each year, two outstanding students are selected as representatives to the George Mason University Board of Visitors (BOV). This year, David W. Lieu and Gleason Rowe were chosen from among a highly competitive field of scholars. Each student will serve one year on the board as a nonvoting member.

David Lieu
David Lieu
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Lieu will receive a BS in biology and a BS in chemistry at Commencement on Saturday. He will continue studying at Mason to earn an MS in chemistry.

In his sophomore year, Lieu founded the Chemistry Club at Mason. He has also been active in the Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key International honor societies and was a member of the university’s Honor Committee, participating as a judge for hearings and a proctor for exams.

The George Mason University Alumni Association recently named Lieu Senior of the Year.

Lieu says his interest in serving on the BOV stems from his experience on the College of Science Student Advisory Council. “In this forum, although officially unable to enact policy changes, I was able to voice the opinion of the student body. It is my understanding that the Board of Visitors would allow me the opportunity to have a similar experience on a larger scale.”

Gleason Rowe
Gleason Rowe
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Rowe, a global affairs and Spanish major, expects to graduate in 2011. During his time at Mason, he has been an orientation assistant in the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services, a Mason Ambassador, and vice president and co-founder of the Mason chapter of Students Helping Honduras.

In his application for the BOV position, Rowe wrote, “Serving the George Mason community is something very important to me, and I feel my leadership experience and knowledge of the university make me an ideal candidate for this position.”

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