The rst senior class received degrees in june 1968

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Unformatted text preview: of George Mason College into a four-year, degree-granting institution and gave it the long-range mandate to expand into a major regional university. The first senior class received degrees in June 1968. Graduate programs began in September 1970, with the first master’s degrees conferred in June 1971. The George Mason College Board of Control, supported by citizens of Alexandria and Falls Church, and Arlington and Fairfax Counties, acquired an additional 442 acres. By the end of 1970, the college’s Fairfax Campus covered 571 acres; it is now 677 acres. 7 In 1972, the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia recommended that the college separate from its parent institution. On April 7, the governor signed the General Assembly legislation that established George Mason University as an independent member of the commonwealth’s system of colleges and universities. Since 1972, rapid growth and innovative planning have marked the university’s development. In 39 years, enrollment has risen from 4,166 to 32,562 in fall 2010. In 1979, Mason was given the authorit...
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