Taylor Griffin

Title: School of Business

Email: tgriff12@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-6619

Groups: At-Large, Communications Committee

Position Title: Program Manager

Current Department: Executive Development

Joined Mason in 2021

I love Mason because there’s an atmosphere of anticipation and moral when I walk into every space. We have a collective mission as a university to be inclusive and provide quality education to all students, and everyone gives their best efforts towards that goal.

I joined Staff Senate in 2021

I joined Staff Senate because I value representing others who may not be able to do it themselves. I strive to make every environment I work in better each day for the people that work so hard to make Mason a home.

Will Gautney

Title: Center for the Arts

Email: wgautney@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-6174

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Assistant Master Electrician

Current Department: Center for the Arts, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Joined Mason as wage in 2013, classified in 2018

I love Mason because of the people. They are our best asset, and it’s through their hard work that we can help students and faculty grow.

I joined Staff Senate in 2021

I joined because I want to help advocate for the members of our hourly, wage, and other non-traditional staff who often do not have a voice.

Hugh Laws Bayard Jr.

Title: Grants Administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs

Email: hbayard@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2297

Groups: At-Large, Communications Committee

Position Title:  Grants Administrator

Current Department: The Office of Sponsored Programs

Joined Mason in 2019

I love Mason because I love being a part of one of the most critical aspects of the university’s purpose and mission – research of consequence.

Joined Staff Senate in 2021.

I serve on the Staff Senate for the opportunity to not only represent my peers but continue to learn about Mason and accomplishments across our campuses.

Hugh serves on the Communication Committee.

 

Colby Grant

Title: SciTech Campus Executive Office

Email: cgrant2@gmu.edu

Groups: SciTech Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Operations Coordinator, SciTech Campus

Current Department: SciTech Campus Executive Office

Joined Mason in: 2001 (student), 2005 (staff)

I love Mason because it’s like home for me. I came in 2001 as a student, and I never left.

Joined Staff Senate in 2019.

I joined the Staff Senate because I wanted to represent the staff at Mason to ensure their views and interests are considered equally, alongside those of faculty and students.

Colby currently serves on the Staff Senate Communications Committee.

 

Kristen Wever

Title: Advanced Biomedical Sciences, College of Science

Email: kwever2@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-7136

Groups: SciTech Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Assistant Director, GeorgeSquared Program

Current Department: Advanced Biomedical Sciences, College of Science

Joined Mason in June 2019 (previously worked for Mason from June 2014-September 2016)

I love Mason because I love the diversity of the students, staff and faculty. I love meeting and talking to someone new and someone different every single day.

I joined Staff Senate in 2019.

I joined the Staff Senate to help be an advocate for the Science and Technology Campus and to help aid in the support for all staff at Mason.

Kristen currently serves on the Staff Senate Communications Committee.

Shams Bahabib

Title: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Email: sbahabib@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-4850

Groups: Arlington Campus, Executive Committee, Communications Committee

Position Title: Office Manager

Current Department: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Joined Mason in 2010

I love Mason because Mason is like a second home. I came to Mason as a student and stayed around as staff.

Joined Staff Senate in 2019

I joined the Staff Senate because I want to connect with staff at the Arlington Campus and the rest of the university by being a representative and advocate.

Shams currently serves as a co-chair for the Staff Senate Communications Committee and is on the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Preston Williams

Title: Office of Communications and Marketing

Email: pwilli20@gmu.edu

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Executive Committee, Communications Committee

Position Title: Presidential Communications Manager

Current Department: Office of Communications and Marketing

Joined Mason in 2013

I appreciate working at Mason because I admire the university’s dual ambition: To serve the many and not the few, while at the same time aspiring to become/remain one of the top research universities in the country.

Joined Staff Senate in 2017

I joined the Staff Senate because in conversations and at town hall-style events, I sometimes hear staff members say, in essence, that their commitment to Mason feels deeper than Mason’s commitment to them. I think there is a collective desire throughout Mason to support the lives and careers of staff members, but we can look for more and better ways to ensure that that is the case.

Preston serves as a co-chair of the Communications Committee and on the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Lauren Clark Reuscher

Title: Office of Communications and Marketing

Email: lclarkg@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-8993

Groups: At-Large, Communications Committee

Position Title: Community Manager

Current Department: University Information, Office of Communications and Marketing

Previous departments where I have worked: College of Education and Human Development

Joined Mason in 2009

Loves Mason because the university offers so many educational and professional development opportunities for its staff.

Joined Staff Senate in 2014