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.
Summary of September Board Retreat and Meeting
The American University Board of Trustees held its annual fall retreat on Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12, at the Mount Vernon home of the nation's first president.
The retreat was devoted to a trustees' review of AU's recent and considerable successes in a number of areas, with an eye toward laying the groundwork for strategically planning AU's future. Read more...
President's Video Message
President Kerwin reflects on American University's accomplishments over the past year in a series of videos. Watch Board Chair Jeff Sine discuss the newly created Community-Based Research Scholars (CBRS) Program in the "Community of Service" video.
Read more about CBRS.