Vice President's Blog

Winning Together: A Unified Approach to Student Success

Last week Mason’s Class of 2019 officially transitioned from students to graduates. It was our largest class ever – 9,296 graduates, of which 34% were first generation in their family to go to college. For many of our students, graduation is more than just an academic accomplishment. Earning a degree means they’ve successfully navigated challenges that could have easily sidelined their goals.

Transforming Transfer

A case for why we need to redesign higher education with the transfer student in mind. by Michelle Marks Community colleges serve as an affordable entry point into higher education for more than 40 percent of the nation’s undergraduates. And for many students, community college is not just a…

Mason’s Innovative DNA

George Mason University has always done big things. From our transition into an independent university in 1972, to the acquisition of the School of Law in 1979 and the opening of the Patriot Center in 1985, we’ve consistently demonstrated a willingness to forge into new territory. Through the…