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 AUBs 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
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
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.