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Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills named 14th president of Aurora University

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.

The AU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Rivera-Mills’ appointment after a six-month search conducted by a presidential search committee comprised of trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Read the press release here.


Past Meetings

1 October 2022, 10 a.m. – Alumni Listening Session

11 October 2022, 2–3 p.m. CT – Staff Open Forum Listening Session

17 October 2022, 9–10 a.m. CT – Faculty Open Forum Listening Session

18 October 2022, 1–2 p.m. CT – All Campus Community Open Forum Listening Session


Search Timeline

Date Event
Fall 2022 Search consultants conduct listening sessions with stakeholders and feedback survey is launched
Fall 2022 Leadership profile describing ideal candidate and summarizing priorities for the next President is distributed
Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Consultants engage in vigorous outreach and recruiting
Winter 2023 Search committee conducts preliminary interviews and selects finalists
Spring 2023 Finalists are interviewed
Spring 2023 Board elects President and makes public announcement
Summer 2023 New President takes office