THE NEW YORK OFFICE / DEBS CENTER
The American University of Beirut (AUB) is a Middle States accredited university located in Beirut, Lebanon. It was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, functioning under a charter from the State of New York Board of Regents. New York Office / Debs Center is the Corporate and Administrative Headquarters of AUB in the United States [Photo Gallery].
It is named after former chairman of the AUB Board of Trustees Richard A. Debs (1994 – 2005). The center is a state-of-the-art video-conferencing facility that hosts University lectures, conferences, events, and meetings. It houses the University’s Executive, Development and Alumni Relations Offices.
The New York Office is a vital bridge between the University’s Beirut campus and the United States. It supports AUB alumni -- particularly those living in North America; houses the NY-based staff of the University’s Development Office; develops relationships with US foundations, corporations, and individual supporters of the University; maintains liaisons with governmental agencies; monitors the University’s investment portfolios; and assists with international recruiting of both students and faculty. It is AUB’s corporate headquarters and the site for meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees, as well as gatherings of other groups that support the University’s operations.