Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy was named to the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) at its annual meeting on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.
“For nearly a century, AAC&U has been a forceful voice for liberal education and now also for inclusive excellence. I am honored to serve the association as chair of the board, especially at this time of uncertainty and questioning about higher education’s purpose in our society. I know the board is deeply committed to advancing the association’s longstanding principles,” said Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University and AAC&U’s chair of the board.
AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now includes more than 1,300 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities and comprehensive universities of every type and size.
AAC&U functions as a catalyst and facilitator, forging links among presidents, administrators, and faculty members who are engaged in institutional and curricular planning. Its mission is to reinforce the collective commitment to liberal education and inclusive excellence at both the national and local levels, and to help individual institutions keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.