Lebanese President Of An American University Receives Academic Leadership Award!

The President of Northeastern University and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University Joseph Aoun is one of the seven recipients of the Academic Leadership Award. The latter is an award by the Carnegie Corporation of New York that recognizes and honors the leadership skills of university presidents in the United States. It is presented every two years and includes an award of $500,000. Northeastern University is a research university located in Boston. In fact, Aoun has been the president of this university since 2006. He graduated from the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut with a master’s degree in Oriental Language and Literature. He continued his studies in France and in the U.S. In addition to the award that he received, Aoun will offer $500,000 of his personal funds to expand the educational opportunities for the students of Northeastern University.

An exceptional leader

Here are the achievements of President Joseph Aoun in Northeastern University:

  • Added 157 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Increased the enrollment of international students by 502%
  • Hired 610 members of the faculty
  • Increased the external research funding by 179%
  • Raised $1.4 billion in a fundraising campaign

The President of Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian said that Aoun’s exceptional leadership skills and his passion for education are greatly benefiting the higher education system in the United States.


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