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Sharjah Ruler chairs AUS board meeting
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), chaired the meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees held at the AUS campus today, Sunday, February 2, 2020.
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan reviewed and approved resolutions related to the efficient operation and future development of the university. He expressed his appreciation for the support provided by the university’s board members and thanked the faculty and staff for their commitment and hard work. His Highness welcomed new board member Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President Emeritus and Regents Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The board acknowledged the advancement of the research agenda, noting the significant progress made on the range of scholarly and creative projects undertaken by faculty across the university.
Progress on initiatives related to the student experience was reviewed and the board recognized the university’s achievements in continuing to attract highly qualified students that contribute to a vibrant academic community, fostering student success, and developing extracurricular programs to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through activities on campus and beyond.
The board approved the key budget operating parameters for fiscal year 2020—2021. It also reviewed and approved the strategic plan that will guide the university through 2025.
Commenting on the meeting, Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, said:
“AUS continues to benefit from the tremendous support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan and the board’s commitment to the success of the university. The support of the board has been essential for advancing the research agenda, enhancing academic programs, and enriching the student experience.”
Chancellor Mitchell also thanked the members of the board for their support and commitment to AUS.