The Association of American Universities (AAU) has elected Penn President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term. AAU is a nonprofit association of 60 U.S. and two Canadian leading public and private research universities. Founded in 1900, AAU focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities, including funding
for research, education and research policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.
“I am honored to be selected Vice Chair of the AAU. By the discoveries they make, the new knowledge they generate, and the students they educate, America’s leading research and teaching universities are vital to our nation’s future,” President Gutmann says. “There is no more exciting place to be than on the cusp of discovery and the AAU has a proud history of supporting and advancing vitally important work that benefits all Americans.”
University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will be Chair of AAU for the 2013-2014 term.
Originally published on November 14, 2013