AUC Forms a Committee to Lead International Search for a Successor to President Lisa Anderson

The Board of Trustees of the American University in Cairo (AUC) announced today the formation of a Presidential Search Committee that will lead the international search for a successor to current AUC President Lisa Anderson. The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of 10 trustees and three AUC faculty members.Trustee members of the Presidential Search Committee: Dr. Farhard Kazemi (co-chair) Professor Emeritus of Politics and Middle Eastern Studies, New York University Dr. David A. Tirrell (co-chair) Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology Mr. Richard A. Bartlett Managing Director of Resources Holdings, Ltd and Chair of AUC’s Board of Trustees Dr. Eva Bellin Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics, Brandeis University Ms. Lisa Brown Vice President and General Counsel, Georgetown University Dr. Atef Eltoukhy Chairman of Aurum Capital Management Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings Mr. Paul J. Lawler Former Vice President of Finance and Investments and Chief Investment Officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Trust Mr. Philip Maritz Managing Director, Broadreach Capital Management Dr. Sadek Wahba Managing Partner, I Squared Capital AUC faculty members on the Presidential Search Committee: Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch Dean of AUC’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Laila El Baradei Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Public Policy and Administration Dr. Adham Ramadan Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Member at the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center The Presidential Search Committee has engaged Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning with educational institutions to find key leaders, to help with the search for President Anderson’s successor. “The selection of AUC’s next president is an event of great consequence,” said Richard Bartlett, chairman of AUC’s Board of Trustees. “The University plays a vital role in a pivotal country in a critical region of the world.  We look forward to identifying a compelling candidate to lead our ambitious program as AUC prepares to enter its second century of service to Egypt and the world.” All inquiries should be directed to Russell Reynolds Associates, attention Meredith Rosenberg,  

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