Alejandra Vallejos

Title: College Readiness and Student Success Specialist

Groups: Professional Staff

Alejandra Vallejos

College Readiness and Student Success Specialist

High School: Coming Soon
Undergraduate: Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Contact Timya: avallejo@gmu.edu

Timya Jackson

Title: Assistant Director of College Success

Groups: Professional Staff

Timya Jackson

Assistant Director of College Success

High School: Coming Soon
Undergraduate: Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Contact Timya: TJACKS17@gmu.edu

Aaron Muz

Title: Assistant Director for College Readiness

Groups: Professional Staff

Aaron Muz

Assistant Director for College Readiness

High School: Grand Forks Central High School, 201
Undergraduate: University of North Dakota, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2014

Aaron Muz serves as the Coordinator for Outreach, Engagement, and Student transition. Prior to this role, Aaron served for two years as an AmeriCorps member in Los Angeles and three years as a Program Manager in Jacksonville, Florida, both with a nonprofit organization called City Year. In these roles he earned extensive experience working directly with high schools students and school partners. In his free time, Aaron is a dedicated watcher of movies (at the movie theater), and he loves to play basketball and soccer on occasion.

Contact Aaron: amuz@gmu.edu or 703-993-3120

Henna Lee

Groups: Professional Staff

Henna Lee worked at the World Bank Group for 30 years. Her accomplishments include managing the finance of a donor funded program (portfolio size over $100 million). This involved preparing financial reports and ensuring all expenses are compliant. She successfully managed the Korea Trust Fund for ICT for Development and played a key role in managing the relationship with the Ministry of Finance and Strategy of Korea and other stakeholders. She also oversaw day-to day treasury operations of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in addition to managing the relationship with commercials banks that participated in IFC’s syndicated loans. She has an MBA from George Washington University and BBA from College of William and Mary.

Contact Hanna: hlee82@gmu.edu or 703-993-3120

Robert “Bob” Lavelle

Title: Budget Specialist

Groups: Professional Staff

Robert “Bob” Lavelle

Budget Specialist

High School: Nazareth HS (Brooklyn, NY) 1974 Undergraduate: BS Information Systems Management (Computer applications) New York University 2008

As Budget Specialist I provide reporting and analysis of EIP George Mason University accounts, Virginia county public school EIP funding as well as George Mason Foundation EIP accounts.  Previously worked at New York University in various administrative positions (payroll, facilities management, registrar, human resources) and also at Columbia University in the Computer Science dept.  Enjoy music, movies and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Bob: rlavelle@gmu.edu or 703-993-3120

Jari Fofana

Title: Operations Specialist

Groups: Professional Staff

Jari Fofana

Operations Specialist

High School: T.C. Williams (Alexandria City), 1987 Undergraduate: George Mason University – Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) Program (in progress)

Jari Fofana serves as the Operations Specialist in the Early Identification Program. She was originally born in Sierra Leone, West Africa but raised in Alexandria, VA. She is an adult learner in the BIS program at George Mason University currently studying concentrations in Business and Communication with a minor in Sociology. Jari was selected as the 2017 Mason Faculty and Staff Book Scholarship award recipient. She enjoys volunteering at her local church and neighborhood, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Favorite quote – “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

Contact Jari: jfofana@gmu.edu or 703-993-3120

Vacant

Title: Associate Director

Groups: Professional Staff

Khaseem Davis

Title: Director

Groups: Professional Staff

Khaseem Davis

Director

High School: Long Island City High School, 1997
Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Arts, English, 2002
Graduate: State University of New York at Buffalo, Masters of Education, Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, 2005
George Mason University, Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education (In progress)

Khaseem Davis serves as the Director of the Early Identification Program. Prior to serving as Director, Khaseem served as the Coordinator of Student Success at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)- Manassas where he provided leadership in areas of recruitment and first year advising for recent high school graduates. Khaseem also served as the Associate Director for the Early Identification Program for over four years before transitioning to NOVA. Khaseem’s enjoys spending time with his family, reading, fishing, and working out.

Favorite quote – “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned remain beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer

Contact Khaseem: kdavisi@gmu.edu or 703-993-3120