Tulane President Scott Cowen elected leader of Association of American Universities
- Tulane University President Scott Cowen's year-long term as chairman of the Association of American Universities began as soon as he was elected Tuesday, and he follows a tradition of vice chairman who move to the association's top spot.
- Cowen said his responsibility as a leader is to advocate for higher education wherever possible, and that he expects to spend a lot more time in Washington talking about the importance of funding higher education and research before congressional committees and in small groups.
- The Association of American Universities includes 61 public and private universities in the United States and Canada, and Tulane is the only member university in Louisiana.
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Tulane University President Scott Cowen has been elected chairman of the Association of American Universities, the country's foremost organization of research-oriented institutions of higher education. His year-long term began Tuesday, as soon as he was chosen. ...
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