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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


AU trustee Gina Adams was featured in the July 12, 2018 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

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New Board Members Announced

AU parent Maril MacDonald and alumnus Mehdi Heravi (SIS/PhD '67) join the Board of Trustees.

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Spring Meeting Summary

The Board of Trustees met May 17-18 on the AU campus for its spring meeting. A number of significant actions occurred, including the board's breakfast with staff; resolutions naming Jeff Sine as chairman emeritus and Scott Bass as provost emeritus; the naming of Maril MacDonald and Mehdi Heravi (SIS/PhD '67) as trustees, and Saira Grewal (CAS '19) as student trustee. New programs (Master of Legal Studies; MS in Data Science) were also approved.

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