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Board of Trustees

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

Presidential Search Update

Presidential Search Committee chair Jeff Sine introduces the executive search firm hired to assist with the search, announces the new search website, and provides other search-related updates. Learn more...

Presidential Search

Building on the significant momentum we have achieved under President Neil Kerwin’s leadership, the American University Board of Trustees is moving swiftly to engage the community in preparation for the search for our next president. Read more...

Presidential Transition

President Neil Kerwin informed you of his intention to step down in May 2017. We are enormously grateful for all that he has helped us accomplish. Read more...

Winter 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Board Chair Jack Cassell discusses the Winter 2016 Board of Trustees meeting in a memo to the campus community. Read more...

Open Forum: The Search for AU's Next President

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Attend a Q&A session about the search for AU's 15th president, hosted by AU Board chair Jack Cassell. The forum will be held Monday, April 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. The Board hosts a forum each fall and spring.

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Our Presidential Search website has the latest information about the search for AU's 15th president.

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