Rachel Spence

Rachel Spence

Title: International Enrollment Partnerships

Phone: 703-993-3809

Groups: Communications Committee, At-Large

Position: Academic Program Coordinator

Current Department: International Enrollment Partnerships

Previous Departments I have worked for: Global Education Office

Joined Mason in 2017.

I love working at Mason because we’re truly a university devoted to access and equity.

Joined the Staff Senate in 2022.

I joined the Staff Senate because as a fully remote employee working from California, I want to make sure that the needs and voices of all of Mason’s staff working worldwide are heard and represented by the Staff Senate.

 

Jacquelyn Sims

Title: Registrar

Phone: 703-993-2471

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position: Senior Operations Specialist

Current Department: Office of the University Registrar

Joined Mason in: 2017

I love working at Mason because I love being a part of a community that prides itself on diversity and inclusion.

I joined the Staff Senate to connect with and advocate for my fellow colleagues.

Ashley Marshall-Lanier

Title: ADVANCE

Phone: 73-993-6167

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position: Academic Coach

Current Department: ADVANCE

Previous Department: Intercollegiate Athletics

Joined Mason in 2007 and again in 2020

I love Mason because it gives me an opportunity to network with lots of different people and also build relationships with other women who are balancing work and life.

I joined the Staff Senate because I believe a voice is only as powerful as one uses it and I am charged to use mine to help effect change and discuss the possibility of change for staff here at George Mason University.

April Lopez

Title: Division of Special Education and disAbility Research

Phone: 703-993-4172

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position: Administrative Assistant to the Director

Current Department: Division of Special Education and disAbility Research, CEHD

Joined Mason in: 2019

I love working at Mason because of the diversity of voices all working in their own way towards a common goal of continually advancing the university. At Mason, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts!

I joined the Staff Senate because I wanted to broaden my knowledge of the workings of the institution, to advocate for my colleagues throughout the university, and to collaborate with other senators and others across the campuses to work for the benefit of the whole of Mason.

Elizabeth Barnfield

Title: College of Engineering and Computing

Phone: 703-993-6415

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position: Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Current Department: College of Engineering and Computing Dean’s Office

Joined Mason in 2019

I love Mason because I get to work with an amazing team of coworkers who go above and beyond every day to support Mason’s sincere commitment to innovation and inclusiveness.

I joined the Staff Senate because I want to make sure that staff are well-informed on issues that affect our work lives and empowered to advocate for our own interests.

Will Gautney

Title: Center for the Arts

Phone: 703-993-6174

Groups: Communications Committee, Fairfax Campus

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.

Matthew Berlejung

Title: Information Technology Services

Groups: Communications Committee, Fairfax Campus

Position Title: Videoconference Engineering

Current Department: Enterprise Collaboration, Information Technology Services

Joined Mason in February 2006

I love Mason because it enables the local community, current students, active employees, alumni, and retirees to engage with each other in meaningful ways. From the Ombudsman to the Board of Visitors, all of us are involved in a collective vision of the future.

I joined Staff Senate in 2020 because I want to make a larger difference at Mason.

Matthew is currently serving on the Staff Senate Events Committee.

 

Shams Bahabib

Title: Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Phone: 703-993-4850

Groups: Communications Committee, Arlington Campus, Executive 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: Presidential Communications Manager, Office of University Branding

Groups: Communications Committee, Executive Committee, Fairfax Campus

Position Title: Presidential Communications Manager

Current Department: Office of University Branding

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: Internal Communications Manager, Office of University Branding

Phone: 703-993-8993

Groups: Fairfax Campus, Communications Committee

Position Title: Internal Communications Manager

Current Department: Strategic Communications, Office of University Branding

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