Committee Members

Jeffrey A. Sine, Chair
Gina F. Adams, Vice Chair
Jack C. Cassell, Chair, Board of Trustees

You may contact the search committee at PresSearch@american.edu or you may email members individually. Alumni are noted with an asterisk.

Contact the Committee

Tel: 202-885-2144
Fax: 202-885-3279
Email: PresSearch@american.edu

  • Gina F. Adams *Alumnus
    Senior VP for Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation (Trustee; Vice Chair, Presidential Search Committee)
  • Jack C. Cassell *Alumnus
    President, Cassell Global Investments (Chair, Board of Trustees; ex-officio)
  • Mary L. Clark
    Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, American University (Faculty/Administration)
  • Gary D. Cohn *Alumnus
    President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Trustee)
  • Marc N. Duber *Alumnus
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Bernstein Companies (Vice Chair, Board of Trustees)
  • Kiho Kim
    Professor of Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences, American University (Faculty)
  • Gerald Bruce Lee *Alumnus
    Judge, US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Trustee)
  • Betsy A. Mangone *Alumnus
    Vice President (retired), The Denver Foundation (Trustee)
  • Sarah Menke-Fish
    Assistant Professor of Communication, School of Communication, American University (Faculty)
  • Andrea Agathoklis Murino *Alumnus
    Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP (President, AU Alumni Board)
  • Arthur J. Rothkopf
    President Emeritus, Lafayette College (Trustee)
  • Peter L. Scher*
    Chairman, Washington, D.C., Region and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Trustee)
  • Jeffrey A. Sine *Alumnus
    Partner, The Raine Group LLC (Trustee; Chair, Presidential Search Committee)
  • Shyheim Snead *Alumnus
    Junior, School of Public Affairs, American University (Student Trustee)
  • Arthur D. Soto-Vasquez
    Doctoral Fellow, School of Communication, American University (Graduate Students)
  • Tiffany Speaks
    Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, American University (Staff)
  • Sharon Weiner
    Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University (Faculty)

Committee Support

  • Teresa Flannery, Vice President of Communication
  • David E. Taylor, President's Chief of Staff and Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Lisa Arakaki, Senior Director, Special Events
  • Leslie Wong, Director of Special Projects, President's Office