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Danny Anthes

Danny Anthes is the Director of Technology Services, Operations and Business Services, and University Life. He manages the IT planning and implementation around campus. Danny is a graduate of George Mason University. 3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-2627

David C. Atkins

David C. Atkins is the Executive Director of Business Partnerships and Licensing at George Mason University where he is responsible for negotiating and administering contracts associated with trademark licensing, campus bookstores, technology store, beverage/snack vending, and retail banking valued in excess of $48 million. Atkins also is responsible for brand awareness in the retail environment and division-wide marketing. Prior to this role, he has led student center and housing departments at Mason and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, respectively. Atkins holds a Bachelor's degree from George Mason University and a Master's degree from Howard University.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-3402

Josh Cantor

Josh Cantor is the Director of Parking and Transportation for Operations and Business Services where he oversees daily operations and planning related to all parking and transportation programs.104 Nottoway Annex, MSN: 1J6
Phone: (703) 993-1239

Emma Dardis

Emma Dardis is the Marketing Specialist-Graphic Designer for Operations and Business Services who creates marketing collateral for social media, web and print. She collaborates with business partners and departments to develop marketing campaigns and promotions as well as support outreach events. She also assists with website content updates and unlicensed product removals from the retail market. Emma graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Graphic Design and minor in Tourism and Events Management.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-XXXX

Bill Dracos

William (Bill) M. Dracos is the Vice President for Operations and Business Services where he oversees daily operations, strategic initiatives, capital investment plans, long-term business planning, and monitoring of performance goals and metrics. He also serves as the Managing Director of Mason's internal consulting practice, University Business Consulting. Prior to Mason, Bill served as Chief Business Practice Improvement Officer and AVP for Administration at Emory University. Mr. Dracos holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Duke University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a published author, and a conference/university lecturer. 3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-8199

Dave Farris

Dave Farris is the Acting Executive Director of Safety and Emergency Management for Operations and Business Services. In this capacity, he leads efforts in collaboration with the university community in order to sustain a healthful and safe working learning environment with a focus on emergency preparedness. 207 Police and Safety Headquarters, MSN: 5E2
Phone: (703) 993-2507

Buz Grover

Buz Grover is the Associate Director of Contracts and Special Projects for Operations and Business Services, handling Mason’s managed print services program, mailroom, copy center, digital signage, as well as ensuring Mason’s minors on campus policy is followed. A graduate of Mason, Buz is a Fellow with the Cave Research Foundation and spends much of his time outdoors. 3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: 703-993-5784

Danielle Kirby

Danielle Kirby is the Senior Budget and Finance Analyst for Operations and Business Services. She prepares financial reports and tracks financial activity for the business units that are managed by Business Services. Danielle graduated from Mason with a BA in Integrative Studies, concentration in Organizational Administration. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked as an office assistant for Business Services.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-4304

Cynthia Knight

Cynthia Knight is the Office Manager for Operations and Business Services. Responsible for the day-to-day operations within the unit. Cynthia came to us from the University of Mary Washington in January 2018. Knight holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-2840

Shira Kulok

Shira Kulok is the Director of the Child Development Center managing all aspects of Child Development Center operations. Shira joined the GMU CDC team in August of 2016. Having spent the past 12 years with international early care and education provider, Bright Horizons, nine of which she served as Center Director, Shira brings a wealth of experience and expertise in areas of child development, parent partnerships, client relations, and early childhood curriculum. Shira earned her MS.Ed in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. 4402 University Drive, MSN 5C2
Phone: (703) 993-9750

Patrick McCavitt

Patrick McCavitt is the Chief Business Officer and Senior Director of Finance and Operations. He manages business planning, budgeting and finances for Business Services, Mason’s auxiliary business operations of third-party managed and self-operated units, and the University Life student affairs division. Prior to Mason, he worked in banking, finance, venture capital, and asset transactions for financial services firms. Patrick graduated from William & Mary with a BA, and has an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-9814


Our Associate Director of Marketing and Communications position is currently vacant.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-XXXX

Whitney Owen

Whitney Owen is the Director of University Business Consulting, where she is responsible for establishing the practice to identify and capitalize on opportunities for innovation, planned and structured growth, and increased effectiveness across George Mason University. Prior to joining Mason, Whitney was the Director of the Health & Human Services Market at LMI, where she led a $40M portfolio and a 150-person team supporting healthcare clients across the Federal government. She holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a B.S. in International Affairs from Georgia Tech. She is also a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-2852

Pascal Petter

Pascal Petter is the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services. In this role, he manages all outsourced dining contracts on Mason's three Northern Virginia campuses, including lease agreements with independent retail operators. In addition, he oversees the Technology Services and Mason Card Office for the division. He provides oversight of a $40M dining program, which offers 30+ dining locations spread across campus, manages capital renovations, and leads all strategic initiatives for the departments. Prior to this role, he managed auxiliary operations at various higher education institutions for the past 10 years and brings over 20+ years of hospitality experience to George Mason University. Petter holds two international Bachelor’s degrees in hotel and hospitality management and a Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. 3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-1296

Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan is the Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police reporting to Operations and Business Services. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of public safety and community policing, including operational, administrative and programming functions. Police and Safety Headquarters, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-3840

Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams is the Associate Director for Finance and Internal Controls. She manages the budget development and process, financial reporting, and internal controls for Operations and Business Services and its units, which are self-operating and/or third party-managed. Most of her career is at Mason; she previously worked in Finance and Planning, the Budget Office, and the President’s Office. Debbie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from George Mason University.3200 Merten Hall, MSN 4A1
Phone: (703) 993-5259

Steve Morehouse

Stephen Morehouse is the Director of Renovations, Student Centers and EagleBank Arena for Operations and Business Services. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Student Centers facilities which comprises the Johnson Center, Sub I, and the Hub. He also manages renovations and construction for the Business Services unit and serves as the contract administrator for EagleBank Arena. Stephen graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and has a graduate certificate in Higher Education Administration from George Mason University. Stephen’s career at Mason began in 2000 with the Office of Housing and Residence Life.324 Johnson Center, MSN 5A3
Phone: (703) 993-3610

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