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A.U.K. Board of Trustees welcomes two new members 
Veronica Dillon and Nancy Y. Bekavac join the roster of 18 other members of the Board of the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing American higher education to Kosovo.  

Prishtinë, November 18, 2013:  A.U.K., Kosovo’s only non-profit institute of higher education, has added two new members to its Board of Trustees.  The new members are Veronica Dillon, an attorney in New York and Washington, D.C., and Nancy Y. Bekavac, former President of Scripps College in California and presently an educational consultant in Washington D.C.
 
Dillon and Bekavac join a roster of 18 other members of the Board of the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing American higher education to Kosovo.  A.U.K. partners with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to offer a high-quality four-year American degree to Kosovo and the larger Balkan region.
 
Veronica Dillon has served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the Washington Post Company, and is the executive vice president and chief legal officer of Kaplan, Inc.  Previously she served as Assistant General Counsel at Macmillan’s, Inc., and staff attorney for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
 
Nancy Y. Bekavac served as president of Scripps College in Claremont California from 1990 until stepping down in 2007.  Previously she served as Counsel to the President of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and as Executive Director of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.  Before joining the non-profit world, she was a practicing attorney, having received her bachelor’s degree at Swarthmore College and her law degree from Yale University.
 
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, Dr. Win Thompson, President of A.U.K. extended a warm welcome to the new Board members as they begin their service on the Board.  “We appreciate that they volunteer their time, receiving no compensation, to help make A.U.K. an even better institution in the future,” he said.

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