Maxwell Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > AU Board of Visitors to convene
AU Board of Visitors to convene

Posted 11/15/2013   Updated 11/15/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by Donovan Jackson
42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs


11/15/2013 - MAWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Al  -- Air University's Board of Visitors will meet with AU leadership Monday and Tuesday to discuss the future of Air University in times of transition and scarce resources.

Lieutenant Gen. David Fadok, Air University commander and president, will present an update that details the impacts to Air University caused by sequestration, furloughs and the restrictions on faculty travel.

"Every time the board visits we look to them to apply strategic insight to current Air University affairs that will bring forth beneficial results," said Dr. Bruce Murphy, vice president for academic affairs.

"The board is comprised of a very influential group of people with vast levels of  knowledge and experience aimed at helping and guiding us each visit."

This year, there are only 15 members on the Air University BOV, 13 less than last year. According to Murphy, the number of people serving on the board has been reduced due to budget constraints, increasing the importance of each member's role.

This year's board includes retired  four-star generals, a retired chief master sergeant of the Air Force, a former U.S. ambassador and a former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin.

"Our board members provide very high quality work while on the board, for no pay," said Murphy.

"They do this out of a sense of devotion to their country, and we are very grateful for what
they do."

This year's board visit will be especially significant for Murphy since he will retire on Dec. 31. "I wanted to make it a point to have the Air University board present at my retirement ceremony because that's how much I admire them," Murphy said.

"They have really, really helped us, giving us insight that we may not have had otherwise. They've made recommendations and been there as a steady force for years."

The board has been meeting since 1946, when Gen. Muir S. Fairchild, the first Air University commander, established the BOV just 15 days after the university was established. For more information, visit  www.au.af.mil/au/bov/index.asp.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Maxwell AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabSocial Media Dashboard
Facebook

Facebook

Twitter

Twitter

YouTube

YouTube

tabTop StoriesRSS feed 
Dragons dominate the "Great SOC Tournament"

Air University hosts first learning symposium

690th NSS assumes new commander

First Total Force 'blue line' crossing

Gunter commissary opening wows base community

AFLCMC Airmen clean-up local school

Airmen, Boy Scouts host annual Camp Sunshine

Officers train to lead at COT

Maxwell’s health promotion programs undergo changes

AETC chaplain visits Maxwell ARC

  arrow More Stories

tabAETC NewsRSS feed 
Luke AFB celebrates 100th F-35 flight

Altus Airmen run for a cause

Call for nominations: Portraits in Courage, Vol. IX

Training is not a waste of time

Remembering first living AF Medal of Honor recipient   3

Airman gives civilian second chance at life

The longhorns are back on Altus AFB


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act