Student Representation

Student Representatives to the Board of Visitors

Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV), the governing board for the university, has the highest fiduciary responsibility for the university, which means it is the oversight body for the university and sets high-level policy. The board’s 16 voting members are appointed by the Governor of Virginia.

Two student representatives (nonvoting members) are appointed by the Board of Visitors each year at the May meeting to serve a one-year term. The students are actively involved on the BOV committees and participate in most board activities and deliberations. University Life is actively involved in the selection process.

The two current student representatives to the Board of Visitors are Student Body President Alex Williams and Steven Harris Scott, president of GAPSA. These students serve as liaisons for student concerns.

To learn more about the Board of Visitors, visit

Student Government

Mason students have many ways to get involved. Among those opportunities is through student government. Student Government serves to meet the needs of the entire student body. The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) focuses their efforts on the graduate student population.

For more information about Student Government and other involvement opportunities, visit the office of Student Involvement:

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