Annual Report 2012-2013

Tobacco- and Smoke-Free AU

Tobacco- and Smoke-Free AU

AU is Proud to be Tobacco- and Smoke-Free

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Mailing Address

From the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jeffrey A. Sine

Jeffrey A. Sine

At a time when many universities across the nation are cutting back, American University has approached this challenging economic environment with confidence based on prudent strategy and wise investment in our academic programs and the future of an AU degree.

We have momentum, and we intend to maintain it.

Five years into our strategic plan, American University in the Next Decade: Leadership for a Changing World, we have made significant progress on both our strategic and enabling goals. Solid budget planning and investments have allowed us to devote sufficient resources to realizing the ambitious objectives we set for ourselves.

College affordability is one of the most important issues facing students and their families. AU’s increase for 2013 was lower than the national average and was the university’s smallest increase in the past decade. At the same time, we have increased financial aid substantially, with an almost 50 percent increase in need-based funding over five years.

We appreciate the continued support of our donors—including the generous $3 million in gifts from trustee Jack Cassell and his family. And our faculty, staff, and alumni work tirelessly to support AU’s teaching, research, and service goals.  

American University is entering a new era with pride in its past performance and a firm commitment to continuing its recent success.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey A. Sine