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 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Stephanie Bennett-Smith
Gary M. Abramson
Patrick Butler
David R. Drobis
Gary D. Cohn
Hani M.S. Farsi
Gisela B. Huberman
Pamela M. Deese
Charles H. Lydecker
C. Nicholas Keating, Jr.
Marc N. Duber
Robyn Rafferty Mathias
Margery Kraus
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Regina L. Muehlhauser
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
Candice J. Nelson 1 Lacey Wootton 1


Student Trustee
James (Joe) Ste.Marie 5


Student Trustee-Elect
To be named, Fall 2014 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 2014