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President/Executive Office

Barbara R. Snyder is president of the Association of American Universities. Prior to that, she served as president of Case Western Reserve University from 2007 to 2020, where she encouraged interdisciplinary excellence, catalyzed institutional collaboration, and reinvigorated alumni engagement and fundraising.

Leah Norton has served at AAU since March 2000.  As the Chief of Staff, she is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of association issues in order to answer inquiries and provide the president with comprehensive support.