George Mason UniversitySchool of Business


Message from the School of Business
Alumni Chapter President

Mark E. Cummings


What an exciting time to take the reigns as the 2014-2015 School of Business Alumni Board incoming President at George Mason University!

There are so many things happening on all fronts that it is hard to know where to start. First of all, I would like to thank Polina for doing a wonderful job as president of the 2013-2014 Alumni Board. On other fronts, Mason has just approved the rebranding of the School of Management name to the School of Business! This change will increase awareness and visibility on a national level.

We also have a new Dean, Sarah E. Nutter. Dean Nutter is a strong supporter of the Alumni Chapter and will be attending the 9th Annual Business Alumni Celebration this fall. This event is always well attended, and we look forward to seeing you there this year to meet the new dean and recognize this year's 20 Prominent Patriots!

Additionally, Mason has just announced S. David Wu as the new provost. If that's not enough, a new campus has just opened in Songdo, South Korea.

As a graduate of the Executive MBA Program, I am a firm believer in bringing together alumni. I, along with another EMBA graduate Sumeet Shrivastava, recently hosted an event for the inaugural class of 20 Prominent Patriots.

To aid in these efforts, please feel free to submit ideas for future alumni events. Our goal is to provide more networking opportunities to give you a stronger inside track to better employment opportunities by linking our Mason entrepreneurs and business owners with our rising graduates and professionals.

I also look forward to connecting our senior alumni to the university as potential adjunct professors and for other leadership roles. Please reach out to me should you have an interest in knowing more about these opportunities.

Together we can make a big difference in our Alumni Chapter's success, and I welcome your suggestions on how we can take our organization to the next level this year.

Hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming networking events!

All the best,

Mark E. Cummings Signature

Mark E. Cummings
Alumni Chapter President, School of Business