- B.A.S., Urban Planning, Boston University,
J.D., Beasley School of Law, Temple University,
LL.M., International and Comparative Law, George Washington University National Law Center
- Mary Kennard, is the chief legal counsel for the university and manages both the in-house and outside legal representation and services for the university. Kennard is a member of the president's cabinet. She has over 20 years experience in college and university legal affairs. Since joining American University in 1995, she has, in addition to her university legal practice, served as the co-chair of the University's Diversity Strategic Plan, served as the acting vice president of development in 1999-2000, co-anchored two video training tapes with the College and University Personnel Association, and served as a lecturer at numerous national conferences on law and higher education. Ms. Kennard has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the Washington College of Law.