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Post by notjuanjones on Jan 26, 2017 15:42:47 GMT -5
AU's Board of Trustees announced today that former Health and Human Services head Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been chosen as the university's new president, replacing Neil Kerwin as of June 1, 2017. She served as HHS Secretary from 2014 through the end of President Obama's administration. Previously, she served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget. She is a Rhodes Scholar who previously served as head of the Walmart Foundation, as well as the Chief Operating Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Ms. Burwell will be the first woman president in American University's history.