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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

Early Fall Retreat & Meeting Summary

The Board of Trustees held their annual retreat on Thursday, September 14, at Airlie, AU's conference center. There were a number of newsworthy items that came out of the lively discussion and business session. This was the first meeting with President Burwell at the helm.

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Student Trustee Valentina Fernandez with President Emeritus Kerwin and other student trustee Shaheim Snead

First Latinx student trustee hopes to improve connection between board

Valentina Fern√°ndez hopes to bring fresh perspective to Board of Trustees

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