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Presidential Announcement

Presidential Announcement

Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills

Aurora University Announces Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills as 14th President

Susana Rivera-Mills, PhD, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Ball State University, has been named the 14th president of Aurora University. Rivera-Mills, 52, will begin her presidency June 1.

A native of El Salvador and first-generation college student, Rivera-Mills has personally experienced the transformative power of education. As a university leader, she is committed to providing access to education to diverse populations.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Rivera-Mills to AU,” said John Ammons ’83, chair of the AU Board of Trustees and chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “She is a dynamic, authentic leader and a thoughtful listener who has lived the experience of many of our students. With her servant-leadership style and passion for bringing education to a broad population, her vision and values align with AU’s inclusive, student-centered mission. She is the clear choice for president at this time in the university’s history.”

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