Farewell Interview with Provost Stearns

After 14 years as provost, Peter Stearns will officially resign from his position this summer. Fourth Estate’s Editor in Chief, Hau Chu, sat down with Stearns for a final interview about his time at Mason as provost.


While in his position, Stearns helped guide the university through increases in academic standards and growth in research and enrollment. He also  played an active role in helping create Mason’s 10-year strategic plan. Stearns will continue to teach History at Mason after stepping down from his position.