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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.

Liaisons and Their District
Unit District Liaisons


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

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

Nakeesha 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