Office of the President | Cornelius M. Kerwin, President


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

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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...

SPA Workshop on Rule-Making

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President Kerwin recently discussed rule-making and public advocacy in a workshop hosted by the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute at the School of Public Affairs. 

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Annual Report

Annual Report 2013

The 2012-2013 annual report, "Cornerstones of Success," provides an overview of the past year at AU, including updates on the campus plan, financial statements, and profiles of award-winning faculty and students.

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Middle States Self-Study

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Every 10 years American University conducts a comprehensive self-study as part of the re-accreditation process conducted for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Middle States evaluators recently visited campus as part of their review.

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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

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AU Alumnus Teaches War Veterans to 'Armor Down'

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

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Support AU

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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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