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Memorandum October 30, 2023

AU Community
Marc N. Duber (Kogod/BS '81), Chair, Presidential Search Committee; Member, AU Board of Trustees
Janice M. Abraham (SIS/BA '79), Vice Chair, Presidential Search Committee; Member, AU Board of Trustees
AU Presidential Search Update – Position Description Available

We are pleased to share that the position description for AU’s presidential search is now available. While the university is deeply focused on supporting our community during the ongoing traumatic events and crises throughout the world and their impacts close to home, we are also continuing the important work that will help identify AU’s 16th president.

Collaborating with our partners at Russell Reynolds, we collected valuable input from the AU community through listening sessions, extensive individual conversations, and the online survey. This input helped form the position description (also known as a presidential search prospectus) that will now help guide the next phase of our work–identifying and achieving a strong and diverse pool of prospective candidates. Thank you to all community members who shared their insights and ideas.

As our search moves forward, we invite AU community members to serve as ambassadors by circulating the position description with your individual networks. We also invite candidate nominations from the AU community. Inquiries and nominations should be sent to Further updates, the position description, and other information can be found on the presidential search website.

Thank you for your support of the AU community, this important search process, and each other during this challenging time.