Chancellor Zeppos elected vice chair of Association of American Universities


Claire Barnett

Anchor Dash on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was elected vice chair of the Association of American Universities at a meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday, according to a Vanderbilt press release. The association comprises 62 institutions in the U.S. and Canada with the mission of advancing society through education, research and discovery.

As vice chair, Zeppos serves on an 11 member board, which governs the association and is in charge of proposing and adopting policy positions, approving budgets and working with the association’s president to meet goals.

“AAU institutions make America stronger by creating jobs, producing innovative technologies and boosting local economies. We perform the majority of our nation’s critical research,” Zeppos said in the release. “I am honored to be a part of the AAU and its mission of championing America’s research universities.”

Additionally, Zeppos will work with newly elected AAU board chair Michael V. Drake, president of Ohio State University, and will take over the chair position from him after his one year term.