Faculty and Staff Resources

Welcome, CVPA Faculty and Staff! 

This page offers a quick reference to contacts, policies, and resources designed to support everyone who works in our college. For more specific information, click on one of the pages listed at left.

College of Visual and Performing Arts Liaisons

Academic Advising and Student Forms Undergraduate: Lauren Wagner, 3-1321 Graduate: Asma Omarzad, 3-9773
Academic Affairs cvpaaff@gmu.edu, 3-2196 (General Line) General Line: 3-2196
Admissions  Undergraduate: Christen Beatty, 3-5572 Graduate: Dawn Anderson Kelley, 3-5576
Banner Forms (Banner and MicroStrategy) Lauren Wagner, 3-1321 Finance: Catherine Winkert, 3-8879
Telecomm & IT Forms Alyssa Clark, 3-8877  


College of Visual and Performing Arts Policies

Mason Email

It is university policy that all students, faculty, and staff must use their GMU email account for all University business. If you are experiencing difficulties with your Mason email, please contact ITS immediately at 703-993-8870.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of students. In accordance with the law, our office can only speak directly to a student regarding his or her request or record. The student may waive their privacy rights to allow an office within CVPA to talk with another party by completing a FERPA form, which can be accessed through the Registrar's Office

Complete information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available on the Department of Education website.


University Resources

Mason has several offices and programs whose aim is to help support students in their studies and allow them to maintain a strong sense of wellness during their academic careers. Here are some common resources to which advisors and faculty may refer those who might want to take advantage of these services:

University Diversity Resources

Mason has a wealth of diversity resources to support students and faculty in their identities and in their research and academic pursuits surrounding issues of diverse identities. To enhance opportunities for connections across campus, the CVPA Diversity Committee has assembled the following list of resources.