Angel Cabrera

VIDEO: Connect2Mason speaks with Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook

On March 28, Connect2Mason sat down with Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook to discuss the relationship between the university and the community, his initial impressions of President Ángel Cabrera, and upcoming renovations to University Hall.

Cook was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2009. 


Board of Visitors approves new strategic vision

On March 20, the George Mason University’s Board of Visitors unanimously passed a resolution to adopt President Ángel Cabrera’s new strategic vision for the university.

The Mason Vision is intended to provide groundwork for the administration to make decisions regarding the future of the university.

“We have worked in drawing a picture of what we hope will be inspirational and aspirational picture of the type of university we want to build in the future,” Cabrera said to the Board.

Cabrera releases working draft of university vision

On Feb. 5, George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera released a working draft of the Mason Vision.

Mason hosting town halls for input on strategic vision

In an effort to create a new vision for the future, George Mason University is hosting a series of town halls that will allow students, faculty and staff to provide input on what they believe should be included in the strategic vision.

“We really do want to be as inclusive as possible,” said Carrie Klein, project manager for President Angel Cabrera’s office. “And reach as many people on campus as we can.”

Cabrera discusses vision and future of university with Mason community

As part of an ongoing conversation with the George Mason University community, President Ángel Cabrera is holding town hall sessions on all three campuses in hopes of developing a comprehensive vision for the university.

Over the past week Cabrera held a series of town hall meetings that were meant to spur discussion and allow community input into what a new Mason vision would look like.

Cabrera attends first student government meeting

George Mason University held its first student government meeting of the semester on Thursday. President Cabrera was in attendance to share his plans for the school.

Cabrera provided the attendees with a speech in which he emphasized the importance of leadership and defined his “new vision” for Mason. Cabrera explained how his goal is “one that we will all remember” in years to follow. He plans to develop a set of aspirations and to highlight achievements of Mason graduates.

Cabrera 'all for' football, if able to pay

Mason currently has a club football team, but last week during a meet-and-greet with the Faculty Senate, incoming president Angel Cabrera left at least some room for more.

Cabrera on open search: 'Probably not'

Incoming university president Ángel Cabrera told a Faculty Senate member Wednesday that if the presidential search was open, he likely wouldn’t have continued through the process.

“Probably not,” Cabrera told Faculty Senate member Stanley Zoltek at an informal meet-and-greet. “It would have damaged my reputation.”

BOV rector calls search confidentiality practice ‘infraction,’ not ‘violation’

Rector Ernst Volgenau responded at a recent Faculty Senate meeting to faculty concerns about the contractual nature of the Faculty Handbook, which outlines processes not observed in the selection of Ángel Cabrera as Mason's sixth president.

The remarks come amongst debate about confidentiality and whether or not closed search processes return "better" candidates.

Merten on the selection of Cabrera [WGMU]

George Mason University’s sitting president Alan Merten told WGMU that his successor Angel Cabrera “fits in the mode” of Mason’s accomplishments over the last 40 years, and that he is “encouraged” by Cabrera’s background that is “in many respects” similar to his own.