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University Office of Administration

Serving the AU community both internal and external

The University Office of Administration is dedicated to supporting AU's staff and faculty, advancing a positive working and learning environment for all members of the AU community, enhancing AU's engagement with our immediate neighbors, Washington, DC, and the broader region, and furthering these and other strategic priorities for the university. The Office consists of Human Resources, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Community and Government Relations, WAMU, and the Strategic Plan, and is led by Vice President Seth Grossman.

Seth Grossman

VP of Administration & Chief Administrative Officer


Wellness activity during staff appreciation week

Office of Human Resources

HR at AU values the strengths and contributions of our staff, faculty and student workers

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The WAMU building


WAMU 88.5 is Washington's NPR station, featuring local news on education, transportation, politics, and more as well as programs like 1A

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Exterior of Katzen Arts Center building

American University Museum

Presenting exhibitions that mirrored the city of Washington, DC, with a focus on political, international, and local art

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Flowers and benches on campus

Community & Government Relations

Maintaining good relations with our neighbors is a priority for AU

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Change Makers for a Changing World

Strategic Plan

American University’s five-year plan builds on our legacy of leadership, scholarship, and service 

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