An idea, A Vision, A Future

The arrival of President Ángel Cabrera to George Mason University has brought the university more than a new leader — it now has a new Vision.

Thus, Dr. Cabrera’s inauguration as the sixth president of George Mason celebrates a new phase in the university’s history in more ways than one.

Last August, the George Mason University Board of Visitors charged the new president to develop a vision for the university that would serve as the basis for a strategic plan to succeed the current plan that ends in 2014.

Since then, under Dr. Cabrera’s direction, working groups representing stakeholders throughout the university have examined key areas and foundational concepts that form the core of Mason’s identity and strengths. Out of this intensive examination emerged the Vision, which encompasses the university’s mission, values and commitments; defines the Mason graduate; brings the Mason motto, “Freedom and Learning,” to the fore; and launches the Mason idea.

All this sets the stage for strategic planning that will realize the goals and aspirations outlined in the Vision. Please join us as we celebrate this inauguration, and this Vision, as we move forward together.