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
Brian Chiglinsky Deputy Chief of Staff
Brian Chiglinsky joined the Office of the President in October 2017 as the president's speechwriter. He previously advised on policy and communications at Aledade, Inc., a health care company that par…
Sarah Evans Special Assistant
Sarah Evans joined the Office of the President in June 2019 as Special Assistant. During her time as a graduate student at the School of Public Affairs, she served as a research assistant at The Lab @…
Community and Government Relations
Maria Barry Director of Community Relations
Maria Barry joined American University in June 2019. Maria discovered a dedication to community development and social justice after working on a state-wide referendum in Maryland and completing her B…
Geralynn Franceschini Executive Director of Strategic Implementation
Geralynn serves as Executive Director supporting the President and Chief of Staff of American University in the implementation of the Strategic Plan. She has extensive global corporate and management …