President's Report 2023

Letter from the President

from the 2023 President's Report

Gregory Washington

The rise of George Mason University is one of the most dramatic success stories in U.S. higher education over the past half-century. We’re proud of our trajectory, and prouder yet of how we serve our students and elevate our region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mason is not just an institution of higher education. Mason is an institution of higher purpose.

We boast world-class instructors and researchers, state-leading diversity, and four vibrant campuses. Yet the most powerful asset we offer is opportunity. Only through providing opportunity can we educate, inspire, and equip the next generation of leaders to solve the grand challenges of our day.

Our partnerships with industry, government agencies, and NGOs provide experiential learning for students, advance research, and fuel the economy. Our donors invest in programs that provide access to educational excellence. Many of our more than 220,000 alumni are engaged with Mason, eager to mentor their fellow Patriots. And the involvement of the greater community amplifies Mason’s stature as the educational, economic, and cultural hub of the region.

Thanks to these relationships, we know the world will change.

Because we will be the ones who change it.

All Together,
President Gregory Washington