Horace Blackman, CGI Federal senior vice president and head of its defense, intelligence and space business unit, has been selected as rector to the George Mason University board of visitors.
Blackman, a 1993 alum, previously held the role of vice rector. This elevated role enables him to have an influential voice on his alma mater’s strategic policies and vision.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as Rector of my alma mater at this exciting juncture of growth and innovation,” Blackman said.
George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has over 38,000 students from 130 countries and 50 states. The university is also known to be a top producer of cyber talent.
“I’m looking forward to helping further strengthen Mason’s position as a top tier academic destination, and to help nurture the talent needed in the workforce,” Blackman said. “Through my federal client work at CGI Federal, I bring a unique, insiders’ perspective on how the university can prepare students for current and future challenges.”
George Mason University recently awarded CGI Federal the Career Services’ Demonstrated Employer Equity & Inclusion In-Practice program. Through this program, CGI Federal will be granted additional opportunities for engagement with university students during the 2022-2023 academic year.