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Welcome to the President's Office

President's Office Building

The staff in the President's Office serve as a liaison between various constituencies (students, parents, faculty, neighbors, alumni) and the university administration. The office is open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The building once served as the residence for American University's chancellors (later called presidents). The building was completed in 1925 and is a reproduction of the Macey House, built in 1854 on Nantucket Island. The building stands in what was the front yard of the General Murdock Home, The Old Farmhouse, which originally stood on this property.

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President's Office Staff

Sarah Baldassaro Chief of Staff & Interim Vice President, Inclusive Excellence

Sarah G. Baldassaro is the Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President of American University.In this role, Sarah works closely with President Burwell and the leadership team on university prioritie