Provost Stearns

Administration officials set demolition of Robinson Hall as high priority

The deliberation is complete: Robinson Hall is in desperate need of an upgrade.

According to Provost Peter Stearns, the Robinson project is based largely on the fact that the building is outdated.

Provost discusses budget concerns in university forum

On September 10th, Provost Peter Stearns and Fiscal Services Controller Beth Brock held a forum to discuss recent budget concerns with the GMU community.

“We do mean to do [the forums] periodically,” Stearns told a packed room of administration and faculty in Mason Hall. “The main point is to show where budget issues are.” The forum was broadcasted live to both the Arlington and Prince William campuses.

Student appeal leads to new ‘family emergency’ policy

Provost Peter Stearns announced a new policy last Wednesday outlining protocol for dealing with student family emergencies, specifically a death in the family. The policy decision follows a student appeal to address the issue.

University budget outlook not entirely bleak

Senior Vice President Maurice Scherrens described the university’s budget outlook last week as “good news in the context of bad news.” Provost Peter Stearns expressed similar sentiments.