Committee Members

Jeffrey A. Sine, Chair
Gina F. Adams, Vice Chair
Jack C. Cassell, Chair, Board of Trustees

You may contact the search committee at or you may email members individually. Alumni are noted with an asterisk.

Contact the Committee

Tel: 202-885-2144
Fax: 202-885-3279

  • Gina F. Adams *Alumnus
    Senior VP for Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation (Trustee; Vice Chair, Presidential Search Committee)
  • Jack C. Cassell *Alumnus
    President, Cassell Global Investments (Chair, Board of Trustees; ex-officio)
  • Mary L. Clark
    Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, American University (Faculty/Administration)
  • Gary D. Cohn *Alumnus
    President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Trustee)
  • Marc N. Duber *Alumnus
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, The Bernstein Companies (Vice Chair, Board of Trustees)
  • Kiho Kim
    Professor of Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences, American University (Faculty)
  • Gerald Bruce Lee *Alumnus
    Judge, US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (Trustee)
  • Betsy A. Mangone *Alumnus
    Vice President (retired), The Denver Foundation (Trustee)
  • Sarah Menke-Fish
    Assistant Professor of Communication, School of Communication, American University (Faculty)
  • Andrea Agathoklis Murino *Alumnus
    Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP (President, AU Alumni Board)
  • Arthur J. Rothkopf
    President Emeritus, Lafayette College (Trustee)
  • Peter L. Scher*
    Chairman, Washington, D.C., Region and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Trustee)
  • Jeffrey A. Sine *Alumnus
    Partner, The Raine Group LLC (Trustee; Chair, Presidential Search Committee)
  • Shyheim Snead *Alumnus
    Junior, School of Public Affairs, American University (Student Trustee)
  • Arthur D. Soto-Vasquez
    Doctoral Fellow, School of Communication, American University (Graduate Students)
  • Tiffany Speaks
    Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, American University (Staff)
  • Sharon Weiner
    Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University (Faculty)

Committee Support

  • Teresa Flannery, Vice President of Communication
  • David E. Taylor, President's Chief of Staff and Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Lisa Arakaki, Senior Director, Special Events
  • Leslie Wong, Director of Special Projects, President's Office