Thomas G. Calhoun
Interim Senior Vice President
Administration and Finance
Thomas G. Calhoun was appointed as Interim Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance for George Mason University in November of 2018. In this role he provides direction, oversight, and financial and operation management for Mason fiscal services; purchasing and accounts payable; budget and planning; campus police; safety, emergency & enterprise risk management; auxiliary enterprises; transportation and parking services; human resources and payroll; facilities management, planning, financing and construction; and space management.
Tom brings a wealth of institutional knowledge, as he recently retired from George Mason as Vice President, Facilities. During 13 years at Mason, Tom served with distinction and led the university through a period of extraordinary growth involving over $1 billion in capital investments. Almost all of our recently built or renovated academic and research facilities, residence halls, libraries and athletic buildings from Fairfax to SciTech, Front Royal to Northern Neck, were overseen by him.
Prior to joining Mason, Tom served for 26 years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy. During his naval career, he served two overseas tours with the Seabees, two construction management tours with the U.S. Marine Corps, and several construction management assignments in the Washington, D.C. and Seattle metropolitan areas. He concluded his naval career as Commanding Officer of Engineering Field Activity in Washington and was responsible for all planning, environmental, design and construction for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force installations in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. He retired with the rank of Captain in 2004.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in construction management from Stanford University. He also attended the Executive Management Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.