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Summer 2007 Vol. V, No. 4

WAAAUB election results announced

The results of the first-ever elections of the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB) were announced during a press conference on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at the Lebanese Press Federation in Beirut.

The association, which was voted upon unanimously by AUB’s Board of Trustees on November 17, 2006, is based in Beirut and includes all alumni chapters in Lebanon, North America, and the rest of the world. There are currently about 60 AUB alumni chapters worldwide.

Mohammad Matar, chair of the WAAAUB Implementation Task Force, announced the winners for the WAAAUB Board of Directors, the Alumni Council, and for nomination to the AUB Board of Trustees. “For the last two years the American University of Beirut has been in the process of establishing a governance structure for the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB). The results of the worldwide election give proof to the interest in and support of this organization,” he said.

While the WAAAUB will be a part of the University, it will have its own governance and administrative structure, which will include a 15-member Board of Directors and an Alumni Council of more than 130 members, who will all act as representatives of the AUB alumni network all around the world. The council will report to the WAAAUB Board of Directors, whose main responsibilities will be to manage the business and affairs of the organization.

For a complete list of results visit http://staff.aub.edu.lb/~webdevpt/waaaub_updates.html

The ballot counting and reading process was conducted by an independent US firm called Intelliscan, which specializes in statistical analyses and elections.

Nominations for this election were accepted from January 1, 2007 until March 1, 2007, while the elections took place May 15-June 15, 2007. The terms of those elected will start on October 1, 2007.