President's Blog

The best university FOR the world

Prof. Tom Lovejoy recently reminded me of the conversation we had over lunch at Barra de Tijuca in Rio last summer, during the Rio+20 U.N. Conference, right before I joined Mason and before he received the prestigious Blue Planet Prize:

The university should not strive to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.

Our mission statement should reflect that idea.