Inauguration of AUC's 12th President
Francis J. Ricciardone
Inaugurated in a packed Bassily Auditorium, AUC’s 12 th President Francis J. Ricciardone was officially vested by Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Bartlett with the 14-karat gold medallion bearing the University emblem, in the presence of trustees, past AUC presidents, diplomats, donors, faculty...
Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Bartlett at AUC's Inauguration
At the inauguration of AUC’s 12th President Francis J. Ricciardone, Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Bartlett, asked the AUC community to come together to accomplish the University's mission of education and unite behind President Ricciardone’s strong vision for the University.
AUC President Francis J. Ricciardone Inaugural Speech
A former career diplomat with years of distinguished service in Egypt and the Middle East, President Francis J. Ricciardone declared it is a privilege to return to Egypt, or "Umm El Donia" as he describes it. Ricciardone illustrated his vision for the University, focusing on its "identity, continuity and excellence" as three main pillars that have defined AUC throughout its first century and must endure in the future.
AUC's new President Francis Ricciardone
With a foreign service career that spans more than 36 years of distinguished service to the Middle East, Ricciardone has spent decades training in diplomacy and moved up through the ranks of the State Department to become an ambassador.
As the academic year begins, AUC President J. Francis Ricciardone shares with News@AUC his priorities and plans during his first semester on campus and his future vision. What is your top priority as you begin your tenure as AUC’s 12 th president? My first priority is to meet and get to know the...
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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.
Campus Events, President Francis J. Ricciardone's Inauguration
President Francis J. Ricciardone's inauguration was celebrated in the presence of the Board of Trustees, past AUC presidents, diplomats, donors, distinguished guests, faculty, staff, students and members of the community.