Appointment of Dr. Dawn Dekle: Reactions from Community

I believe AUN is the best-kept secret in Nigeria. The campus is buzzing with potential, and I was inspired by this new generation of talent, the engaged learning experiences, and community collaborations.

-- Dawn Dekle

We are delighted that Dr. Dekle has accepted our offer and will join our learning community. I am confident that she will take our university into the next phase of development.  Her vision for AUN in a global era resonated with the entire board and we welcome her with great enthusiasm and anticipation in the coming years.

-- Akin Kekere-Ekun, BoT chair

On behalf of the SGA, we wish to affirm that the appointment of Dr. Dawn Dekle as the new AUN President meets us as a long awaited development within our community. We are filled with genuine joy and overwhelming excitement even as we look forward to a new era within AUN that will positively impact each and every past, current, and future AUN Student and all the other wonderful people that make it possible for us to get an American education right here in Nigeria. We hope she will continue with all the good works Dr. Margee Ensign started. We believe that with her vast experience in other similar, particularly, American universities, she is in the best position to lead this Great University. We as the Student Government are also aware that working with the new President is key and a core part of ensuring that our goal of working 'with' the school 'for' the students is achieved. We therefore seize this opportunity to extend and offer our support to the new President.

-- Saeed Sibir Usman, Vice President of the SGA

New jobs only come to those who show potential, promise, and perfection.  Congratulations on having all three.  We, the AUN Parents South West Nigeria, welcome you to the AUN big united family.  We are delighted to have you, Dr Dekle, as our President.  Looking forward to experiencing your wealth of knowledge from your varied exposures.  We hope to see you soon.

--Ms. Lovett-Maria King, AUN Parent


Excellent academic and career profile!  Hope she brings her wealth of experience to turn a new page at AUN.  Congratulations and a warm welcome to Yola, Nigeria.

--Mustapha Yakubu, AUN Parent

Now, that profile is rich.  Congratulations, Dr. Dekle.  Congratulations, AUN.

--Francis Ejike George, AUN Parent

Congratulations to the new AUN President.  May your tenure be synonymous with success!

--Ms. Ibiyemi Olufowobi, AUN Parent

May her wealth of exposure, knowledge, and experience be of benefit to all of us.

-- Abubakar Sadiq, AUN Parent

Dr Dekle, you are welcome into the AUN community.  We hope and also pray that

you will impact the faculty and students with your wealth of experience, and also by all means not compromise standards at all levels. God bless AUN, God bless Nigeria. Dr. Dekle, l wish you the best of luck.

-- Rabil Bello, AUN Alum


Congratulations, Dr. Dekle, and welcome to Adamawa State. I wish her a very successful tenure.  I hope that Dr. Dekle will be interested in the activities of API and have personal interest in it so that API will be able to accomplish the plans it has for the Northeast and Adamawa State in particular.

-- Bishop Stephen Mamza, API member

I wish to congratulate AUN Board on a good choice of a President, looking at her impressive credentials.  I also congratulate Dr Dawn Dekle on her new appointment.  I am sure she will improve on the the giant strides made by [Dr.] Margee [Ensign] and [Prof.] LeGene [Quesenberry], and move on to cover greater range.

-- Imam Dauda Bello, API member

I have no doubt that with her wealth of experience she would take the university greater heights. I anticipate that her coming would her enhance the partnership between the University and API to sustain community development of our people. I urge her to continue with the policy of opening the University to the immediate community.

-- Mallam Gambo Jika, API Vice Chairman


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