The AUP community is made up of many faces. Over six decades, many people have contributed to the growth of the University, helping AUP along the path to becoming the premier liberal arts institution it is today, offering a student-centered, career-enabling and transformative learning experience to global explorers in Paris.

THE FOUNDING OF AUP

The founding years of the University saw several key figures play a vital role in creating a welcoming and culturally enriching experience for international students arriving to study on the banks of the Seine.
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Col. Karl S. Cate

Col. Karl Cate was essential to gathering support for the College and other key amenities for incoming students.

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Walter J. Brennan

Throughout the first five years, Brennan remained responsible for the college catalog and other formal correspondence.

AUP PRESIDENTS

Since its founding in 1962, The American University of Paris has had 12 Presidents. Discover some of the faces who have steered AUP across six decades.

AUP FACULTY

AUP has had many dedicated faculty members who have left an indelible mark on the institution and the many students they taught over the years.

AUP TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees of The American University of Paris has had many dedicated members, who have helped shape AUP into a premier American institution of higher learning in Europe.