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The Staff Senate represents all classified and non-student wage employees at George Mason University.  Working closely with University administration, we address concerns that have an impact on the quality of work-life for the Mason community.  The work of the Senate is accomplished through open and continuous communication with its constituents.


The Mason Staff Senate works collaboratively with the administration, Faculty Senate, student government, and other university departments to gather and disseminate information on behalf of our constituents.  Once common areas of concern are identified, we work to bring about change that will benefit constituencies across all Mason’s campuses.


With support from the administration, the Mason Staff Senate sponsors annual staff appreciation events, the outstanding supervisor award, and participates in the employee of the month award program.  Staff recognition is paramount at Mason and the Senate works hard to foster Mason’s culture of recognition, making Mason a great place to work

March Staff Senate Meeting: Updates from Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics

Wednesday, March 1
Noon to 2 p.m.
Fairfax: Innovation Hall, Room 334
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (videoconferenced)
SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (videoconferenced)

Guest Speakers:

  • Julian Williams, Vice President of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics
  • Jennifer Hammat, Title IX Coordinator

Guest speakers begin at noon, followed by time to ask questions, express concerns, or offer feedback about issues concerning Mason staff.

Submit a question for the guest speakers in advance (, or attend the meeting to participate in the discussion.

For questions, contact

Mason Advisor Certificate Program: Spring Registration Open

The Mason Academic Advisor Network (MAAN) is excited to announce the spring schedule for the Mason Advisor Certificate Program (MAC). The MAC Program seeks to enhance and develop the Mason academic advising experience. Modules address the informational, conceptual, and relational aspects of academic advising. The program provides a cohesive curriculum centered around topics related to advising approaches, Mason policies and procedures, advising tools, university resources, developing an advising philosophy, and more.

Visit the website for module descriptions and the full schedule. Participants may register at

Questions? Contact Smriti Kansal at or Erin McSherry at

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) March Meeting

The next Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) meeting will be held on March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1204. Our guests will be Mike Laskofski, Associate Vice President of Research Operations, and Pat Sperry, Associate Director of Outreach and Systems Administration. They will present an overview on the Office of Sponsored Programs. Deb Crawford, Vice President of Research, will also share additional information about research initiatives at Mason.  

The MAP group welcomes anyone working at George Mason who considers themselves to be in an administrative professional role. 

For questions, contact Lynne Paraggio at 703-993-3844 or