Space Administration Committee

Space is a University resource that must be allocated efficiently and effectively to continue to meet University priorities within new budget and resource constraints.  Space at George Mason University is not “owned” by any unit, and space may be reassigned as needed from one unit/department to another by the University to meet priority growth needs.

The Space Administration Committee (SAC) is responsible for reviewing and prioritizing the allocation of limited space resources to meet targeted enrollment and research growth, campus life initiatives, or to support strategic goals/initiatives.  The committee is chaired by the Provost and Senior Vice President and includes representatives from the academic administration unit, research administration unit, administrative/auxiliary units, and representatives from each academic unit.  Routine new space assignments or reassignments are implemented by the Office of Space Management via the delegated authority of the SAC Chairs. However any requests for a significant amount of new space, or proposed reallocation of assigned space from one unit to another, are presented to the SAC Chairs for approval to assure that space is being allocated to align with University priorities.  Full committee meetings are held on an as-needed basis to review master planning initiatives, proposed changes to space guidelines or assignment policies/metrics, and to review new capital projects for submission within the annual Virginia Capital Outlay submission process.


  • J.J. Wagner Davis
  • David Wu

Committee Members

  • James Douglas Wills-Lipscomb
  • Joy Staulcup
  • Laura Manno
  • David Moore
  • Michelle Marks
  • Deborah Crawford
  • Sean Mallon
  • Rose Pascarell
  • Marilyn Smith
  • Marc Fournier
  • Renate Guilford
  • Academic Unit Representatives
  • Faculty Senate Representative

SAC Meeting Dates for year 2016

  • March 31, 2015 SAC Meeting March 17 – 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Merten Hall 1204
  • March 31, 2015 SAC Meeting September 13 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Merten Hall 1204
  • March 31, 2015 SAC Meeting November 14 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Merten Hall 1204