President Merten

Merten to cap last academic year as president at 2012 commencement

President Alan Merten will complete his last academic year as George Mason University's president with a speech on teachers, celebrations and new beginnings at Mason’s 45th commencement ceremony.

Merten tribute magazine prepares for release

Mason’s Office of Student Media special-edition magazine, “Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Alan Merten,” is set to be released by May 14.

The magazine highlights the tenure of President Alan Merten as he prepares for the transition to his new position with the university as President Emeritus, beginning in June. Angel Cabrera, sitting president at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, will take over as Mason’s sixth president in July.

Merten to impart 'last lecture' wisdom

President Alan Merten will address students and other members of the Mason community Thursday with a talk on what wisdom he would choose to share if it were his hypothetical “last chance.”

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.

Mason hosts governor for unveiling of new videoconference technology

A new type of classroom in Mason’s University Hall digitally links Mason’s Fairfax campus to three other Virginia universities in a first-of-its-kind partnership.

Communication Department to hold symposium, exposing students to jobs in the field

The Communication Department will host a symposium in the Edward Meese Conference room with professionals and public policy experts talking about jobs in the communication field. (Jake McLernon)

President Merten on retirement: 'All good things have to come to an end'

(Jake McLernon)

Mason President Alan Merten

Merten reflects on freshman move-ins

President Alan Merten participated in his first freshmen move-in at George Mason University in August 1996. Fifteen years later – and in his last year at Mason – he's still helping out.