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Staff Council

Districts and Representation

In spring of 2013, Staff Council voted to change its previous approach to representation and institute a new plan of districting, the purpose of which was for Staff Council to systematically and comprehensively represent the staff body at American University, ensuring distribution of Staff Council information and publicity of its events and activities.

In Staff Council’s districting plan, there are 19 districts distributed across all members of the Council, one district for each Council member at large. The districts have been distributed evenly, the average district containing 77 constituents (staff members). The majority of districts remain within the same divisions as they do in American University Organizational Chart.

The process repeats every year in June, after the Council’s yearly elections. At that point in time, the Executive Committee of the Council assesses the need for evaluation and redistricting, if needed, due to staff transitions or institutional change.

For a complete listing of the districts, please see below. To learn more about your Staff Council liaison, please visit our Staff Council Liaison page.




  • College of Arts & Sciences
Daniel Dehollander
  • School of Communication
Maya Vizvary
  • School of Public Affairs
Stephanie Block
  • School of International Services
Marianne Norman
  • Washington College of Law
Tippi Polo
  • Kogod School of Business
Kelly Alexander

  • School of Professional & Extended Studies
  • University Library
Liam Toohey

  • Academic Affairs/Senior Vice Provost
  • Academic Administration
  • Institutional Research and Assessment
Lindsay Brown
  • Graduate Studies
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Undergraduate Enrollment
Frederick Engram Jr
Campus Life
  • Office of Campus Life
Jose Cadiz
  • Communications and Media
  • Marketing
  • Publications
Raheem Dawodu
CFO, VP and Treasurer
  • University Police & Emergency Management
  • Risk, Safety & Transportation Management
William Savich
CFO, VP and Treasurer
  • Planning & Project Management
  • Facilities Management
  • External Relations & Auxiliary Services
Akisha Carter & Ruby Tavernier
CFO, VP and Treasurer
  • University Budget & Finance Resource Center
  • University Controller
  • Treasury
Keesha Ceran
Development and Alumni Relations
  • Development & Alumni Relations
Emily Walwrath
Chief Information Officer
  • Associate Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Customer Services & Support
Adam Christensen
Chief of Staff and Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • WAMU 88.5
Abby Wolfe
Chief of Staff and Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Board of Trustees
  • Special Events
  • Office of the President
  • General Counsel
  • Human Resources
Nky McGinnis
Athletics and Recreation
  • Athletics and Rec Departments: Business Operations, Communications, Compliance & Internal Operations, External Relations, Recreational Sport & Fitness, Sport Supervision
Colin Gerker