July 2019

Open Forums on Presidential Search Process

This month, George Mason University Rector Tom Davis will host four open forums to solicit feedback on what the Board of Visitors should look for in the next president.

The Staff Senate encourages Mason staff to participate in these forums to learn about the search process and share their perspectives.

The dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Research Hall, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus
  • Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Van Metre Hall, Room 322, on the Arlington Campus
  • Monday, July 15, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Katherine Johnson Hall, Room 258, on the SciTech Campus
  • Thursday, July 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Merten Hall, Room 1201, on the Fairfax Campus

Check out this Mason News article for instructions on how to access the sessions remotely via Webex.

You may also provide written feedback at this link (sign in required with Mason credentials).

The board will continue to collect feedback and engage the community through additional meetings with students, alumni, faculty, and staff as they formally launch the search in late summer and early fall.

July 2019

Message from the Chair – July 2019

Lauren Reuscher, Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Dear Mason Staff,

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable Independence Day weekend! Some exciting events and opportunities are coming up for staff during July.

First, our annual Staff Senate election is now underway. This is your chance to vote for the classified and non-student wage staff members you want to represent you on the Staff Senate. You can also write-in a candidate you think would be great for the job. The election is open from July 8–19. Ballots will be distributed to constituents’ email inboxes.

Second, mark your calendar for the summer Staff Appreciation Event at your campus. We are celebrating and recognizing the hard work staff do during the summer months. Join us for some delicious ice cream, giveaways, music, and raffle prizes.

Finally, I hope you will attend one of the upcoming open forums on the presidential search process. This is a great opportunity to learn about the process and share feedback on what you would like to see in our next university president.

I hope to see you there!


Lauren Clark Reuscher
Chair, Staff Senate


July 2019

Beat the Heat at the Summer Staff Appreciation Events

Image result for ice cream sandwichesEnjoy some ice cream at the Summer Staff Appreciation Events! Classified staff and non-student wage employees are eligible for prizes and giveaways, courtesy of the Staff Senate.

Mark your calendar for the event on your campus:

Wednesday, July 10
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Van Metre Hall Multipurpose Room

Thursday, July 11
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Katherine Johnson Hall Patio
The event at SciTech will include a school supply drive to benefit Northern Virginia Family Service.

Wednesday, July 17
1 to 2:30 p.m.
The Hub, Corner Pocket
The event at Fairfax will include a pet food/supply drive to benefit the Humane Society.

The Arlington and SciTech events are hosted in partnership with University Life Arlington and SciTech.

Contact with questions.

July 2019

We Need Your Vote! Staff Senate Election

Voting in the Staff Senate Election begins July 8 and ends on July 19, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Ballots will be distributed to constituents’ email inboxes. Each ballot can be completed only once.

Visit the Election webpage for additional details and FAQs.