Dr. David Evans was appointed AUBG’s new Interim President and Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco will serve as AUBG’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees

“It is a great honor to be elected Chair of the AUBG Board, and to play a leadership role for this fine academic institution,“ said Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco. „I look forward to partnering with the trustees to realize the strategic goals of AUBG. As the Board Chair, I will be pleased to serve as an ambassador for the University, and to continue our efforts to develop best practices in university governance. I am thrilled that we will be working with such an exceptional professional like David Evans. With over 29 years of experience in both academic and leadership roles, David is well respected within the higher education community in the United States. He is an imaginative leader, experienced fundraiser, excellent communicator, and someone who inspires trust in everyone he meets.”

“It is a privilege to be appointed as AUBG’s Interim President,” Dr. Evans said. “I have heard so many astonishing success stories about the AUBG alumni, faculty and students and am thrilled to become a part of this special institution that is transforming the region and the world. Meeting with some of the AUBG Board members, alumni, students, faculty and staff recently, I was impressed by their shared passion, love and dedication for the university. I look forward to working with such an impressive group of people and am confident that together we will continue to contribute to the prosperity of AUBG.”

“I am very happy to welcome new AUBG Interim President Dr. Evans and AUBG Board Chair Dr. Stefanco,” said U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric S. Rubin. “With their leadership, AUBG will continue to build on its quarter-century legacy of success here in Bulgaria and throughout Southeast Europe. Dr. Evans and Dr. Stefanco, along with the new members of the AUBG Board, have my unwavering support.” 

AUBG will start an international search for the new President of the university, who is expected to join the AUBG community in July 2020.

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