At its most recent meeting in July, the Board of Trustees of CEU voted unanimously to invite President and Rector John Shattuck to serve another term. Shattuck became CEU's fourth President and Rector in 2009.
"We commend John for his leadership and are pleased that he has agreed to extend his service as President and Rector," said CEU Board Chairman Leon Botstein. "CEU has undertaken a series of major initiatives, and John's continuing leadership in the years ahead is essential to the success of the University."
A leader in human rights, Shattuck began his career as a civil rights lawyer and went on to become a well-respected diplomat, serving as both U.S. assistant secretary of state of democracy, human rights and labor and ambassador to the Czech Republic. Shattuck is an international legal scholar who taught at Tufts and served as vice president of government, community and public affairs at Harvard for nearly a decade.
In accepting the reconfirmation, President Shattuck said, "I am grateful for the Board's continuing trust, and its enthusiastic support for our ongoing agenda, which includes rethinking and strengthening CEU's academic programs, building the School of Public Policy, revitalizing CEU Business School, redeveloping the campus, engaging with global partners, and pursuing CEU's open society mission.”