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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 2017

Hani M.S. Farsi

Fernando Lewis Navarro

Charles H. Lydecker

David Trone

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Ex Officio Trustees

Kim Cape2

Todd A. Eisenstadt1

Student Trustee

Shyheim Snead5

Student Trustee-Elect

Valentina Fernandez6

Class of 2018

Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith

Jack C. Cassell

Gisela B. Huberman

Margery Kraus

Arthur J. Rothkopf

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Cornelius M. Kerwin3

Larry Engel1

Class of 2019

Janice Menke Abraham

Gary M. Abramson

Gina F. Adams

Pamela M. Deese

Marc N. Duber

Thomas A. Gottschalk

Gerald Bruce Lee

Alan L. Meltzer

Peter L. Scher

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LaTrelle Easterling4

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.

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

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

5One 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.

6 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 2017