The president of the American Univeristy of Nigeria (AUN) Dr. Margee Ensign, has been elected to a task force establishing a new university system in Rwanda. Announcing her appointment recently, the Rwandan Minister of Education, Dr. Vincent Biruta, said that the task force would take steps toward the realization of the University of Rwanda by September 2013. Dr. Biruta said Dr. Ensign’s nomination is based on her expertise and broad knowledge of developments in that East African nation. Dr. Ensign has lived and worked in East Africa, including Rwanda, for many years and has co-authored a seminal book, Rwanda: History and Hope, which documents the country’s rebuilding since the 1994 genocide. Rwanda has 14 scholarship students enrolled at AUN in the Fall 2012 Semester and has promised to sponsor at least 20 every year. The third President of AUN, Dr. Ensign began her administrative career at Columbia University, New York. There she combined roles of Professor in Politics and Economics with Director of the International Political Economy Programme. She came to AUN in 2010 from the University of the Pacific in California where she was Dean of the School of International Studies and Associate Provost for International Initiatives. It will be recalled that the American University of Nigeria is owned by Nigeria's former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.