Dorman: AUB graduates will play key roles in determining how society is shaped in the Arab world. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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Over the past seven years as president of the American University of Beirut, Peter Dorman has faced student protests and withstood intense scrutiny of the university's expenditures.Dorman has managed the ebbs and flows of his seven-year tenure with soft-spoken steadfastness. As he prepares for a sabbatical year before returning to AUB as a faculty member, Dorman told The Daily Star that he hopes the university will continue to be a prominent, diverse research institution with a redoubled commitment to operational integrity. Increasing diversity on campus, Dorman said, has been an important hallmark of his tenure as AUB president. Five years ago, Dorman said that the university was handing out about $13 million in financial aid and other assistance like work-study programs. Today, AUB gives approximately $41 million annually in financial assistance. Financial impropriety remains an issue at AUB, if not on a large scale, Dorman acknowledged.Dorman will be succeeded by Dr. Fadlo Khuri, previously an AUB trustee.
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