Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Mr. Rich Jacques leads the Learning and Development Integrated Delivery Team for the National Agencies Account. In this capacity, Mr. Jacques oversees several contracts that provide instructional systems design, instructional technologies, and human capital services for multiple Federal Government agencies. Additionally, Mr. Jacques helped establish the Training, Education, and Performance Support Community of Practice (CoP) for Booz Allen, which consisted of approximately 1,200 learning practitioners across the firm. This CoP served as the foundation to the newly established Human Capital and Learning Functional Community. Mr. Jacques has over 17 years of experience leading learning related projects, from developing learning strategies to full implementation of distance learning programs. Mr. Jacques has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Mary Washington, a Masters in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University, and is a certified Program Management Professional and Human Capital Strategist.