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

William J. Craft
Concordia College

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

Past Chair
Carol A. Leary
President (retired)
Bay Path University

Alex Johnson
Cuyahoga Community College

President of AAC&U
Lynn Pasquerella

Board Members

Jonathan R. Alger
James Madison University

Brooke Barnett
Dean, College of Communication
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

Ronald A. Crutcher
University of Richmond

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

David Theo Goldberg
University of California Humanities Research Institute

Marjorie Hass
Rhodes College

Mary Dana Hinton
Hollins College

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

Paul G. Lannon
Holland & Knight

Laurie Leshin
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mary A. Papazian
San Jose State University

Robert L. Pura
President (retired)
Greenfield Community College

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

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.