American University of Beirut

William Dodge Rueckert

A trustee since 2016, Rueckert is a descendent of William Earl Dodge, Sr., a founding member of AUB's original Board of Trustees, Rueckert joins a long list of Dodge family members who have served as AUB trustees across three centuries. He is the president of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, one of the University's most significant and enduring benefactors. Rueckert also serves as president of Oyster Management Group, LLC, an investment partnership specializing in community banking in Southport, Connecticut and is active in a number of finance, real estate, and biotechnology enterprises. Board affiliations include chairman of the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, Columbia University, chairman of the board of trustees of the YMCA Retirement Fund, a $7 billion pension fund that supports the retirement of the 110,000 YMCA employees in the United States and a trustee of International House, a diverse residential community founded by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Cleveland H. Dodge to foster goodwill and leadership. Rueckert is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (BA '77).​

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