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Board of Trustees

Since its founding in 1893, American University has benefited greatly from the devotion, service, intellectual contributions, ethical behavior, and philanthropy of many thousands of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. In a very real sense, they also are "trustees" of the institutions by virtue of their dedication, affection, and generosity that help to ensure that the University will faithfully serve this and future generations. Those of us who have been chosen to serve as fiduciary trustees for a period of time—to safeguard the University's assets and to foster its capacity to serve others—enthusiastically and without reservation accept the following additional responsibilities as evidence of the commitment of each trustee. Read the Trustees' Statement of Commitment.


Recent News

May 2016 Board Meeting Summary

Read chair Jack Cassell's summary of the Spring 2016 Board of Trustees meeting. Read more...

Presidential Search Update

Presidential Search Committee chair Jeff Sine provides an update on recent listening sessions and reminders on ways to provide feedback and nominate candidates. Read more...

Presidential Search

Building on the significant momentum we have achieved under President Neil Kerwin’s leadership, the American University Board of Trustees is moving swiftly to engage the community in preparation for the search for our next president. Read more...


AU Presidential Search AU Presidential Search

Our Presidential Search website has the latest information about the search for AU's 15th president.

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