Mary Sue Coleman elected chairwoman of Association of American Universities
University of Michigan PresidentMary Sue Coleman today was elected chairwoman of the Association of American Universities, according to a news release.
Her one-year term begins today, the final day of the assocation's semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
AAU is a nonprofit association of 59 U.S. and two Canadian private and public universities. It was founded in 1900, and focuses on funding for research, research and education policy, and graduate and undergraduate education.
In her role as chairwoman, Coleman will serve as spokeswoman for the AAU and will represent the organization in meetings with national policymakers and help to develop national policy positions on issues that relate to university research and graduate, professional, and undergraduate education, according to the release.
She is in her 10th year as president of U-M.