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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

Early Fall Retreat & Meeting Summary

The Board of Trustees held their annual retreat and early fall meeting on Thursday, September 15 at Airlie—a world-renowned meeting and conference center that has been gifted to American University. Read the memo.

Early Fall Semester Presidential Search Update

The Presidential Search Committee continued to meet over the summer, and the search is picking up momentum as we head into the fall. Read the update.

Final Presidential Position Profile & Search Update

The Presidential Search Committee met on June 21. Read the final version of the position profile (opportunity statement) which will be used to build a pool of prominent candidates and learn about the search committee's work and summer plans. Read more...



AU Presidential Search

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

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