Posts Tagged ‘nova’

A welcome to Dr. Scott Ralls, new NOVA president

Posted: October 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm

George Mason on Friday formally welcomed to the Mason Nation family the new president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Dr. Scott Ralls. In his remarks to our leadership team, he described our two institutions as “siblings” with complementary missions and capabilities and a history of exemplary collaboration.  He also highlighted how, by further strengthening our relationship, […]

Mason in Loudoun creates new opportunities

Posted: October 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The gates to Mason opened even wider Monday when we officially unveiled our new Mason in Loudoun site, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). NOVA President Bob Templin (scissors in hand with me in the photo) and I share a philosophy: the more talented students we can help earn college degrees, the better we […]

What is a great college?

Posted: May 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Eduardo Padrón, one of the most impressive educators in the U.S., was kind enough to include me among a group of university leaders who spoke at the five different commencement ceremonies of Miami Dade College this past Saturday.  To make things even better, I got to share the stage with Vice President Joe Biden and receive an honorary […]

The real return of education is not cash but choices

Posted: May 20, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Northern Virginia Community College Commencement Address Fairfax, VA, May 19, 2013 Good afternoon.  It is a true pleasure to welcome the Northern Virginia Community College family to the Mason campus! You know what NoVa stands for, right?  A cataclysmic explosion on the surface of a star that makes the star to suddenly brighten up.  This […]