Dr. Annie Hunt Burriss Takes Wider Role at George Mason
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Dr. Annie Hunt Burriss accepts her new post as Executive Officer for External Relations in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations this week, after a celebratory send-off from her George Mason staff and community well-wishers.
A decision to reorganize the campuses of George Mason University into a team system for better coordination of regional operations has eliminated the need for a CEO at Mason's Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County. Ron Carmichael remains as the Science and Technology Campus Chief Operating Officer.
Subsequent to the recent reorganization, Dr. Burriss was asked to bring her strategic skills and expertise in networking and fund-raising to work on behalf of the University as a whole. With her characteristic long view of the future.
Dr. Burriss shared, "I have been a member of the GMU family for three years, enjoying the privilege of serving as CEO of the Prince William Campus. Our campus team has accomplished a great deal in those three years, including the re-designation of the campus as Mason’s Science and Technology Campus culminating in the recent opening of the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research. I am now focused on expediting Mason's connections with those individuals and groups who are critical in improving, supporting and fast-tracking Academic/Business partnerships. I look forward to connecting with you in the near future to collaboratively share in building a vision for GMU as the premier public research university in the National Capital Region."