Director of Finance and Administration
Office of People & External Affairs
B.S. in Psychology, University of Maryland University College
M.B.A., and a M.S. in Business Management with a focus on Nonprofit & Association Management, University of Maryland University College
Sherri Kum joined American University June 2018 to provide direct support to the Chief of Staff & Counselor to the President and to the Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She currently is the Director of Finance & Administration in the Office of People and External Affairs. Sherri has more than 20 years of administrative management, resource management and program development experience. Her career over the past several years has focused on nonprofit, federal government and higher education administration and strategic business operations. Prior to joining American University, Sherri served as executive level support for an international development agency in the federal government. Also, as project manager for strategic initiatives at Easter Seals. Sherri managed several programs and projects totaling almost $6 million that benefited military, veterans and their families. Before that Sherri served at Howard University College of Medicine for 10 years, during that time she was responsible for managing vital internal and external relationships, departmental budgets, a $10 million grant, and serving on the College accreditation committee. Sherri has studied at Norfolk State University and is a three-time graduate of University of Maryland University College where she received a B.S. in Psychology, an M.B.A., and a M.S. in Business Management with a focus on Nonprofit & Association Management. In her spare time, Sherri enjoys traveling, reading and taking on home improvement projects.