Mason's leaders exemplify how people of various backgrounds can come together to build something greater than they could alone.
Members of the Mason Nation come from many different backgrounds and many different places, and each brings something different to the table. It is these very contrasts that allow Mason's leadership to look beyond the expected as they share responsibility and commitment to the success of students in their academic, personal, and professional goals, careers, communities, and whatever other endeavors they may choose to pursue.
Mason graduates go on to become involved, caring, and contributing members of society, who seek to make a positive imprint. Itâ€™s the best lesson Mason teaches.
President Gregory Washington
·¬ÇÑÊÓÆµ President leads Virginiaâ€™s largest and most diverse public university into its second half-century.
Since arriving at Mason in July 2020, Washington has strengthened Masonâ€™s commitment to access by creating the (MVP), launched the , restructured the universityâ€™s research enterprise, and established the to form a regional innovation ecosystem with Mason at its hub.
Washington is the former engineering dean at Ohio State University and the University of California, Irvine. He earned bachelorâ€™s (1989) and masterâ€™s degrees (1991) and his PhD (1994), all in mechanical engineering, at North Carolina State University.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
Ken Walsh is interim Provost and Executive Vice President of ·¬ÇÑÊÓÆµ. He holds a BSE, MS, and a PhD in civil engineering from Arizona State University. Prior to coming to Mason, he served as senior assistant dean and chief of staff at the Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He was also a professor and chair of civil engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU), where he held the AGC-Paul S. Roel Chair in Construction Engineering and Management. While at SDSU, he was the founding dean of San Diego State University-Georgia in Tbilisi.
Partners and Champions
Whether they be Mason graduates, faculty, or staff members, there are so many in the Mason community who serve as leaders in their respective fields, achieve top levels in their careers, win prestigious awards, and make important contributions to our world.
Meet the Mason Nation
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Experts and Leaders from across the Mason Nation
On his Access to Excellence podcast, President Gregory Washington sits down with thought leaders, experts, and innovators to discuss the issues faced in the world.
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