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 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016
Patrick Butler Stephanie Bennett-Smith Gary M. Abramson
Hani M.S. Farsi Jack C. Cassell Gina F. Adams
Charles H. Lydecker David R. Drobis Gary D. Cohn
Robyn Rafferty Mathias Gisela B. Huberman Pamela M. Deese
Regina L. Muehlhauser
C. Nicholas Keating, Jr. Marc N. Duber
  Margery Kraus Thomas A. Gottschalk
  Arthur J. Rothkopf Gerald Bruce Lee
  Mark L. Schneider Alan L. Meltzer
  Jeffrey A. Sine Peter L. Scher
   

Ex Officio Trustees
Kim Cape 2 Cornelius M. Kerwin 3 Marcus Matthews 4
D. Barlow Burke, Jr. 1 Candice J. Nelson 1


Student Trustee
Randall M. Warnas 5


Student Trustee-Elect
James (Joe) Ste. Marie 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 March 6, 2014