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.


2020 Officers

Chair
William J. Craft
President
Concordia College

Vice Chair
Lenore Rodicio
Executive Vice President and Provost
Miami Dade College

Past Chair
Carol A. Leary
President
Bay Path University

Treasurer
Alex Johnson
President
Cuyahoga Community College

President of AAC&U
Lynn Pasquerella


Board Members

Jonathan R. Alger
President
James Madison University

Brooke Barnett
Dean, College of Communication
Butler University

Katherine Bergeron
President
Connecticut College

Brandon Busteed
President
Kaplan University Partners

Nancy J. Cable
Chancellor
University of North Carolina - Asheville

Ronald A. Crutcher
President
University of Richmond

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

David Theo Goldberg
Director
University of California Humanities Research Institute

Marjorie Hass
President
Rhodes College

Mary Dana Hinton
President
College of Saint Benedict

Tuajuanda C. Jordan
President
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Paul G. Lannon
Partner
Holland & Knight

Laurie Leshin
President
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mary A. Papazian
President
San Jose State University

Robert L. Pura
President (retired)
Greenfield Community College

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

Ex Officio/Chair, ACAD
Paula O’Loughlin
Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Coe College


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.