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August 5, 2020

From: Board of Trustees

Subject: AUC Board Launches International Search for AUC’s 13th President

The American University in Cairo’s Board of Trustees has launched a search for a successor to AUC President Francis Ricciardone, who will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. The Board formed a committee of ten trustees and five senior faculty members to conduct the search and to provide input to the Board. In accordance with the University bylaws, the full Board elects the president. 

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June 21, 2020 

From: Board of Trustees

Subject: Board Statement on the Retirement of President Francis J. Ricciardone

President Francis Ricciardone has given Chairman Richard Bartlett notice of his decision to retire from the presidency in June 2021. The Board expresses its profound gratitude for his commitment to lead the University through the extraordinarily challenging year ahead.

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