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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

Fall 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting -- Sustainability & Fossil Free Discussion and Decision

The American University Board of Trustees met on campus for its fall meeting November 20–21. Committee meetings were held on Thursday and the full board met on Friday.

Among the issues the full board discussed was that of socially responsible investment and in particular, "fossil free" divestment, based on the report from the Finance and Investment Committee. Read more...

Open Forum with President Neil Kerwin and Board Chair Jeff Sine

The AU community is invited to attend a question and answer session hosted by President Kerwin and Board Chair Jeff Sine on Friday, November 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. Topics include socially responsible investing, the budget and strategic plan, and facilities update. The open forum is held twice each year and is for members of the AU community.