FDU President J. Michael Adams Named IAUP President-ElectTeaneck, NJ (October 9, 2008) — Fairleigh Dickinson University President J. Michael Adams was elected October 1 as the president-elect of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP).
“The IAUP is greatly respected worldwide and its members share a strong commitment to promoting peace and international understanding through education,” Adams said. “I’m honored to accept a leadership position within this special organization, which includes more than 600 members from over 100 countries.”
In addition, Richard Bronson, the senior executive assistant to the president and director of government and community affairs, was named secretary-general-elect of the organization.
Fairleigh Dickinson University played an instrumental role in the creation of the International Association of University Presidents. FDU founder Peter Sammartino was the founding president of the IAUP, serving from 1964 to 1971, and he organized the founding conference, which was held at FDU’s Wroxton College. The University also today houses the IAUP archives.
Adams will serve as president-elect for three years and then, following in Sammartino’s footsteps, he will assume the presidency of the organization for a three-year term. After acting as secretary-general-elect for three years, Bronson will move into the secretary-general position for three years. The secretary-general is charged with assisting the president in executive duties.
In addition to this development, Adams has been serving on the IAUP executive committee and is chair of its North America Council.
“We have worked very hard recently to renew FDU’s influence and involvement in the IAUP,” Adams added. “Such activities complement our mission of global education and enhance the worldwide reputation of Fairleigh Dickinson University. I am especially pleased to continue the work of Peter Sammartino and I look forward to helping further build the success of the IAUP.”