Text of President LeGene Quesenberry’s Maiden Address to the University Community
Dear AUN faculty, staff and administrators,
The university has flourished upon the foundation built by my predecessor, Dr. Margee Ensign, and others who preceded her in the presidency, other key posts, and faculty positions. Every school at AUN has made great strides in reflecting our mission of excellence in education.
With the combined efforts of everyone, the next strategic plan will align our collective work as a university community. We will hire talented faculty to work as a committed, energetic academic community. We will recruit students with the potential to excel. We will commit to research, infrastructure and improved operational effectiveness. Our long-term financial plan will emphasize prudence and durability.
Quality will be our mantra. We will pursue those structures and results that will lead to the recognition of the American University of Nigeria as a ranked institution graduating future leaders of the country and continent and producing research that will benefit Nigeria.
We will follow and develop standard policies and procedures and engage in thoughtful decision making in all we do from purchasing, construction to employment decisions.
We have unfinished business as well as the business attached to a renewed vision of AUN as an academic institution committed to excellence in education. With your continued effort and sustained energy, we will do that work together.
I express my unfailing gratitude to the members of the community who have brought AUN to this point of transition. The provost and I celebrate your accomplishments and ask for your continued hard work.
Thursday, March 2, 2017