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Mason begins strategic planning process

George Mason University officials held their first town hall to collect input as part of its strategic planning process. The strategic plan will lay out concrete goals for Mason to fulfill its recently passed vision.

According to a news release by the university, Provost Peter Stearns outlined several draft goals that would be accomplished by a strategic plan, including increasing enrollment.

With vision approved, Mason administration to determine student growth

On March 20, George Mason University’s Board of Visitors passed a resolution to approve President Ángel Cabrera’s new strategic vision for the university. With the approval, the university will begin planning to fulfill the goals laid out in the vision.

Though the vision provides broad guidelines for how the university will grow, the administration has yet to establish details on how to accomplish this goal.

According to Provost Peter Stearns, one of the first questions the university will explore is how to increase the student population.

OPINION: The disparity between Fairfax campus growth and dining hall capacity

In the fall of 2009, George Mason University was classified as a commuter campus. Now, four years later in the fall of 2012, much at Mason has changed. The university has seen a monumental change in its identity. New administrative buildings and residential halls have grown up from empty spaces. Former parking lots and buildings have been gutted and reinvented completely. Although it has been a somewhat cumbersome process, the campus has entered a new phase in its life--that of a residential campus beginning to forge its own unique identity.