Presidential search

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.

‘Major announcement’ set following special BOV vote Thursday

The BOV announced Monday a special meeting set for this week. (Screenshot)

George Mason University’s Board of Visitors will hold a meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 that will include a vote on an action that will “significantly impact the future of the institution.”

Final candidates to replace Merten to meet with Faculty Senators

President Merten speaks at a champagne toast to President Merten and his wife, Sally, during Alumni weekend. (Jake McLernon)

A small number of Faculty Senators are expected to meet Sunday in a closed meeting with an unreleased number of final candidates for the university president position.

Resolution to allow faculty input in presidential search passes Faculty Senate

The resolution that would allow faculty to have input on the final candidates for the presidential search, if approved by the Presidential Search Committee, passed the Faculty Senate Wednesday with a vote of 31-2; and will be given to the committee in the coming days.

Faculty express concern, propose resolution for more open presidential search

The selection of Mason’s next president is concerning some university faculty as the search committee calls for confidentiality in part of the process. The Faculty Senate will vote this Wednesday, Nov. 9 on a recently proposed resolution calling for a more open search.