BA English '88
Paul Liberty was appointed to the role as Mason’s vice president for government and community relations in 2012, and reports directly to President Gregory Washington. He oversees a team working with federal, state, and local governments as well as business and civic communities. Prior to this appointment, Liberty served as interim vice president for university relations.
Before joining Mason, Liberty was an executive for two publicly traded companies and a merger and acquisition advisory firm overseeing internal and external communications, corporate affairs, investor relations, legislative affairs, marketing, and public relations. In addition to his corporate activities, Liberty has worked in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government at the federal, state, and local levels. During his time in public service he worked on Capitol Hill, served in the White House, and was chief of staff for a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He also has managed policy and legislative functions for a large business trade association.