The search for a new provost to replace Peter Stearns, who has held the position since 2000, is underway. Professor T. Mills Kelly, the chair of the Provost Search Committee, hosted a forum October 24th to discuss the search with the public.
“It’s a chance for me and others in the search committee to hear feedback,” Kelly said.
On Sept. 5, President Ángel Cabrera announced a new search committee to find George Mason University's next provost. Dr. Peter Stearns, who has served as Mason's provost since 2000, announced that he would retire in June 2014.
In a recent blog post, Provost Peter Stearns explained the reason for increases in tuition at George Mason University.
After a friend of the university mentioned to him that rising tuition costs could be a result of the school’s fiscal irresponsibility, Stearns researched the issue to check the validity of these claims.
Provost Peter Stearns plans to step down from his role as senior academic administrator in the summer of 2013 and transition into full-time teaching with the history department. He is one of several key administrators whose positions will need to be filled within the next two years.
A lone snowman sits atop Student Union Building II. (Jake McLernon)
A message from senior administrators commenting on last week's snow challenges sent to faculty and staff was intended to be sent to students as well, according to the university's senior vice president.