Thank you, faculty and staff

March 19, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

I want to express my appreciation to all of you at this unprecedented time. I know each of you is doing a tremendous amount of additional work on top of your regular responsibilities and I am grateful for your patience and understanding as we address numerous issues surrounding the continuity of operations. We are a vibrant community with connections all over the world, and your health and safety are paramount. All of the decisions we are making, and will continue to make in the coming days, are focused on your well-being.

In coordination with college/school administration, the faculty senate, and the university leadership team, the Provost’s office is addressing a variety of issues central to university operations to ensure the best possible continuity of instruction, research, and student services in this unprecedented environment.

Our administrative team is listening to your concerns and addressing them as quickly as possible. For administrative issues, please reach out to Renate Guilford. Janette Muir is managing instructional continuity  Pam Shepherd and Melanie Balog in the university’s central communications office  are managing university wide messaging, and Amber Hannush  is in charge of coordination.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and how the university community is responding, please be sure to regularly review the information available at These links are updated daily, and will take you to specific topics of interest and direct you to the most pertinent and up-to-date information.

Thank you for your tremendous contributions to help Mason move forward during this time.


David Wu
Provost and Executive Vice President

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