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  • Office of the President
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    President's Office Building, Room 1

    Neil Kerwin

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Donald L. Myers

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Donald L. Myers was named Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of American University in 1982. As chief financial officer, he oversees the overall financial and investment management of the university. His executive responsibilities also include controllership and treasury operations, student accounts, procurement and contracts, budget and payroll, capital and facilities planning, facilities management, sustainability, external relations, auxiliary services, public safety, risk management, transportation services, human resources, the child development center, and information technology.

Mr. Myers joined the American University administrative staff in 1968. Prior to his current position, he served the university as Treasurer, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Assistant Treasurer, Assistant to the Treasurer, Coordinator of Internal Audits and Business Systems, and Internal Auditor.

Mr. Myers is affiliated with a number of professional associations and organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Southern and Eastern Associations of College and University Business Officers, Leadership Washington (Class of 1989), District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Board of Trade, The Economic Club of Washington, the Consortium of University Treasurers in the Washington, DC, area, and the Washington Research Library Consortium. He was the first higher education administrator in the United States selected to attend the International Senior Managers Program of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1997. Mr. Myers received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 by the Washington Business Journal for his career in finance and his role as architect of the university’s infrastructure and strategy.

He received a B.S. and B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Shepherd College in 1968 and an M.B.A. in Finance from American University in 1978.

Office of Finance and Treasurer

President's Council

Eric Friedheim Quadrangle

Meet the President's Council, a group made up of members of the president’s cabinet (senior university administrators), the academic deans (academic leadership), the university librarian, and the director of athletics and recreation.

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