The Affiliation of American Universities (AAU) has elected Princeton College President Christopher L. Eisgruber to function vice chair of its board of administrators for 2023-24 and chair for 2024-25.
The Washington, D.C.-based affiliation is the voice of main analysis universities in the US and Canada, representing 71 campuses. The election to vice chair, efficient Oct. 31, begins a three-year appointment to AAU’s 13-member board, rotating to the roles of chair and previous chair within the second and third years.
“With regards to making the case for America’s main analysis universities, and their significance to our nation’s freedom and prosperity, there isn’t a extra influential voice in Washington than AAU,” Eisgruber mentioned. “I stay up for serving to be certain that the very important nationwide position of nice analysis universities is known and appreciated amongst policymakers.”
By way of its members, AAU develops coverage priorities designed to reinforce increased schooling and America’s distinctive government-university partnership. It additionally promotes greatest practices that strengthen analysis universities and their contribution to American society.
Eisgruber is a constitutional scholar acknowledged as a nationwide chief on points in increased schooling together with the significance of federal help for scientific analysis, the enduring worth of a liberal arts schooling, and efforts to extend socioeconomic range at selective schools and universities.
In September, he joined Secretary of Training Miguel Cardona, White Home Home Coverage Council Director Neera Tanden, and 5 fellow increased schooling leaders at a White Home briefing on increasing instructional alternative and variety in increased schooling, sharing a few of Princeton’s efficient methods.
Eisgruber succeeds as vice chair College of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones, who’s serving as AAU chair for the present time period.