Office of the President | Cornelius M. Kerwin, President


  • Office of the President
    Fax: 202-885-3279
    President's Office Building, Room 1

    Neil Kerwin

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Welcome to AU

Here you'll find a vibrant community with first-rate faculties and academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences, combined with an enduring commitment to the community.

Messages from the President

July 1, 2014: 2014 Video Message

As we prepare for the 2014-2015 academic year, we invite you to reflect on the past year's accomplishments through a series of four brief videos that celebrate the American University community. Watch videos...


May 2, 2014: End of Semester Update

The academic year ended with a flurry of activity that emphasized what we know and appreciate about American University—that we are a campus at the forefront of academic thought, student activism, social movement, and significant impact. We also are strong, reflective, and values driven, and the combined efforts of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees are what make AU vibrant. Read more...

AU Night at Nationals Park

On Friday, August 22, the AU community will gather once again to celebrate its own community alongside thousands of baseball fans at Nationals Park. Before the Nats take on the San Francisco Giants in a 7:05 p.m. game, alumni, students, faculty, and staff will gather for a picnic dinner on the stadium's main concourse.

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Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

The Class of 2018 will join President Kerwin and AU administration, faculty, and staff on August 22 to celebrate the start of their AU careers.

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Celebrate AU

AU students, faculty, and staff will gather on the Friedheim Quad for a campus-wide celebration on August 25 to mark the beginning of the fall semester.

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Building a Better AU

Visit the Building AU website to read about facilities projects that support AU’s academic aspirations and enhance campus ambiance. You can also learn more about AU's Campus Plan.

Building AU

Success Story

Armor Down

AU Alumnus Teaches War Veterans to 'Armor Down'

Ben King provides alternative healing techniques to US veterans through his organization.

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Supporting American University enables us to meet the many challenges facing higher education today. Contributions from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff help us build on AU's rich history while providing world-class opportunities for today's students.

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