Chair’s Message

Christopher Maier, Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

I am truly honored to serve the Staff Senate at a pivotal moment in Mason’s history, as we look to transform the future through amazing endeavors.

Your Staff Senate will continue to ADVOCATE for all classified and non-student wage employees. We APPRECIATE all the hard work and dedication bestowed by staff, to preserve Mason as a leading educational employer in the region. In addition, we remain vigilant to EDUCATE our community on matters that enhance work and lifestyle choices.

To proceed forward, we must shift our paradigm and realign to overcome the realities before us. Otherwise, we run the risk of stagnation and lack of progress. At a time, not so different from the past, when everyone is asked to take on more, utilizing fewer resources, the Staff Senate has remained mostly the same. While consistency is predictable, we are at some cross-roads and must decide a path onward. To navigate this fear of change, the Staff Senate will need to evaluate how we operate, determine where we can reallocate our resources, and explore additional opportunities that better serve the Mason Staff.

In the meantime, stay strong, remain positive, and encourage others to do the same. It is exceptional to expect the best, that each of us can offer every day. After all, we are a large part of what makes Mason what it is.

Thank you!

Very Respectfully,
Christopher J. Maier
Chair of the Staff Senate