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AAU Leadership


AAU President Hunter R. Rawlings III is responsible for the overall activities of the Washington office, and works with the AAU Executive Committee and the member presidents and chancellors to develop and implement the association’s agenda.

The AAU Executive Committee maintains general oversight of the association. The 11-member committee (1) proposes policy positions for consideration by the membership of the association at its meetings, (2) approves the budgets of the association, (3) works with the AAU President and Washington office staff to carry out the association’s agenda, and (4) functions for and on behalf of member universities between their regular meetings.

The AAU Board of Directors consists of the chief executive officers of the 62 AAU member universities. For new presidents and chancellors of AAU institutions, membership on the Board of Directors is made formal through election to the Board at the AAU spring or fall meeting.