Leadership at AUC

AUC's leadership team is made up of a knowledgeable, diverse, group of individuals from all over the world. Leadership at all levels is dedicated to creating a University environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and service.   

The Board of Trustees is the governing body that is responsible for the overall direction of the University. The board approves AUC’s mission and vision, budgets, campus plans and policy changes. Board of Trustees members supervise the University’s endowment and serve without compensation. The board also appoints the AUC president. 

AUC's president is the chief executive officer of the University and oversees all its operations. The president provides leadership and supervises the strategic actions that advance the overall direction, vision and values of the institution.  

The president works with the provost, the University's chief academic officer, on all issues related to academic programs. The provost is responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s academic vision, building the size and quality of its faculty, and ensuring that the quality of research and education are at par with the University’s mission and goals. 

Board of Trustees

AUC’s trustees constitute a governing board that is responsible for the overall direction of the University.

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Francis J. Ricciardone, AUC’s president, is leading AUC’s mission to be Egypt's global University. 

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Dr. Marie Ricciardone, President Francis Ricciardone, Former AUC President Lisa Anderson, Former AUC President David Arnold and Sherry Arnold

For the Love of CASA: AUC's Benefit Dinner Surpasses $600,000

For the seventh year, AUC hosted its annual Benefit Dinner in New York, raising more than $600,000 to go toward the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Endowment Fund. Prominent and long-standing members of the AUC community, along with Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr '85, '90, were present to thank donors and encourage support for the University.

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AUC Offers First Blended Degree in the Region, Pairs with MIT

Pioneering new pathways in education, AUC is now the first University in the region to offer a blended degree, pairing with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to grant MITx MicroMasters online learners credits that would count toward the completion of a full master’s degree at AUC.

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AUC, USAID and Beni-Suef University Celebrate the Launch of Beni-Suef University Center For Career Development

AUC's Teaching and Learning Technologies is committed to supporting the instructional and research needs of the AUC community, facilitating the transformation of information to knowledge by providing personalized services and a robust online environment.

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AUC: Priorities for 2018 and Vision for the New Century

Speakers were AUC President Francis J. Ricciardone, AUC Counselor Ashraf Hatem and AUC Provost Ehab Abdel Rahman. The roundtable highlighted AUC’s plans and prospects for the new academic year as well as the University’s preparations for its centennial.

AUC Throughout History

With AUC reaching a second century in 2019, AUC’s new President Francis Ricciardone is leading the University’s mission of education and service in Egypt.

A Legacy of Change

Since 1919, AUC is the region’s leading English-language University and the center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Arab world. Students and faculty are taking education beyond the classroom and out into the streets. Through innovative research, community engagement, women's empowerment and environmentally-sustainable thinking, the community at AUC is focused on changing Cairo and the world to be a better place to live.