AAC&U Board of Directors

Members of AAC&U participate in the association’s governance through the board of directors. Board officers and new directors are elected at the business meeting of the membership, which is held in conjunction with the association’s annual meeting. Individuals at AAC&U member institutions may recommend member presidents, chief academic officers, deans, and faculty members for service on the board. To recommend an individual, send an e-mail message to the Office of the President.

The board of directors periodically issues official statements on issues of importance to the AAC&U community.

Current members of the AAC&U board of directors are listed below. For more information, see the board member profiles.

2021 Officers

Lenore Rodicio
Senior Fellow
Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

Vice Chair
Mary Dana Hinton
Hollins University

Past Chair
William J. Craft
Concordia College

David Wilson
Morgan State University

President of AAC&U
Lynn Pasquerella

Board Members

Jonathan R. Alger
James Madison University

Brooke Barnett
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Butler University 

Katherine Bergeron
Connecticut College

Brandon Busteed
President, University Partners and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan

Nancy J. Cable
University of North Carolina - Asheville

Christina Cutlip
Senior Managing Director
TIAA Financial Solutions

Timothy Eatman
Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living Learning Community
Rutgers University–Newark

Pam Eddinger
Bunker Hill Community College 

David Theo Goldberg
University of California Humanities Research Institute

Lanisa Kitchiner 
Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress

Paul G. Lannon
Holland & Knight

Eduardo Ochoa
California State University, Monterey Bay

Mary Ann Villarreal
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
University of Utah

Ralph Wilcox
Provost and Executive Vice President
University of South Florida

Kathleen Woodward
Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English; Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities
University of Washington


About Public Members

The bylaws of the association, approved in January 1995, allow for the election of up to three directors who are not affiliated with a member college or university. These "public members" of the board provide an informed perspective from outside higher education on issues the board addresses.