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George W. Johnson, George Mason University's Most Renowned President
George Mason University's Johnson Center, named after George W. Johnson, a notable president in the development of the institute, is looked at in terms of his accomplishments, as well as his overall impact on the genereal atmosphere of campus life.
The Founding of GMU
George Mason University was not always George Mason University. It was originally a part of The University of Virginia. In 1972 George Mason College, as it was known then, separated from The University of Virginia and became George Mason University. The main questions I had with this was: who was involved in the GMC seperation from UVA and why was it necessary?
I first dive into the current socio/political climate and it's effects on education during the time of The Seperation. See The Current Climate for more information.
I will then talk about the details of The Seperation and will also touch upon the student's reaction to the news. See The Seperation for more information.
From my research I found that during the first six years of GMU, the university witnessed three different presidents. See The First Three for more information.