May 2016

Message from the Chair

Nicole Roth, Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University
Nicole Roth, Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Every semester’s end comes with a tumult of energy on campus and in our offices. This semester is certainly no different. I hope that you are finding this time not too crazy and know that there is a light at the end of this tunnel! Summer is almost upon us, and after Commencement this month, we will experience all of the calmness that (most) of us experience between semesters.

The next few months will offer interesting opportunities for Mason staff to contribute their opinions. In this newsletter you will find a survey to gauge your interest in a Faculty and Staff Club. The survey is an excellent opportunity to engage with administration on a proposed plan, brought forward by a few faculty members, to recognize and provide a space for faculty and staff to convene.

Staff also have an opportunity to ask questions and share opinions anonymously with President Cabrera. In a new approach to our typical speaker model, the Staff Senate invites you to submit any questions or comments you may have in advance of the meeting. With this information, we will focus our conversation and get answers to some of the most pressing questions around the university. Staff Senate will compile your queries and select some to ask during our meeting on May 11. Any questions left unasked due to time constraints will be sent to Dr. Cabrera after the meeting. I urge you to take a moment and let your voice be heard!

Nicole Roth
Chair, Staff Senate