With the pending departure of Tom Minar, vice president of development and alumni relations, at end of this academic year (see my January 23 memo), we formally begin the search for a successor. Chairing the search committee is Mary Kennard, vice president and general counsel. We will use the executive search services of Witt/Kieffer.
In addition to Vice President Kennard, serving on the committee will be:
Jack Cassell, in-coming chair, AU Board of Trustees
Marc Duber, in-coming vice chair, AU Board of Trustees
Peter Scher, vice chair, Alumni Affairs and Development Committee, AU Board of Trustees
Andrea Agathoklis Murino, president, AU Alumni Board
Terry Flannery, vice president, University Communications and Marketing
David Taylor, chief of staff, Office of the President
James Goldgeier, dean, School of International Service
Peter Starr, dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Fanta Aw, assistant vice president, Office of Campus Life
Our goal is to name a new vice president in the summer of 2015. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed electronically to Dennis Barden and Amy Crutchfield at AmericanVPDAR@wittkieffer.com. The job description appears on the Witt/Kieffer site.
AU's strategic plan, Leadership for a Changing World, outlines goals and objectives for the next decade at American University. Visit american.edu/strategicplan for more information. (myAU.american.edu login required for some documents)