Current Trustees by Class

According to the American University Bylaws (Article III, Section 2), Trustees other than ex officio members and members described in Section 5 of this Article III shall be divided into three approximately equal classes. Each year, one of the classes shall go out of office and successors be elected.

Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Gary M. Abramson
Hani M.S. Farsi
Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith
Gina F. Adams
Charles H. Lydecker
Jack C. Cassell
Gary D. Cohn
Robyn Rafferty Mathias
Gisela B. Huberman
Pamela M. Deese
  Margery Kraus
Marc N. Duber
  Arthur J. Rothkopf
Thomas A. Gottschalk

Jeffrey A. Sine
Gerald Bruce Lee
   
Alan L. Meltzer
   
Peter L. Scher






Ex Officio Trustees
Kim Cape 2 Cornelius M. Kerwin 3 Marcus Matthews 4
Candice J. Nelson 1 Lacey Wootton 1


Student Trustee
Evangeline C. Unsworth 5


Student Trustee-Elect
(To be determined) 6

1 Faculty trustees hold their non-voting positions on the Board from their executive position on the university's Faculty Senate. That is, the chair of the Faculty Senate holds a two-year term on the Board of Trustees, and the immediate past chair holds a one-year term on the Board.

 2 The general secretary of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church holds an ex-officio seat on the Board.

 The president of American University holds a non-voting ex-officio seat on the Board.

 The bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church holds an ex-officio seat on the Board.

 One full-time University student will hold a non-voting position on the Board, nominated by the Trusteeship Committee from among one or more candidates submitted to the Board by the University’s undergraduate Student Government, the Washington College of Law Student Bar Association and the University’s Graduate Leadership Council. 

One full-time University student will hold a non-voting position as student trustee-elect on the Board, nominated by the Trusteeship Committee from among one or more candidates submitted to the Board by the University’s undergraduate Student Government, the Washington College of Law Student Bar Association and the University’s Graduate Leadership Council. 


Updated June 2015