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.

2019 Officers

Carol A. Leary
Bay Path University

Vice Chair
William J. Craft
Concordia College

Past Chair
Richard Guarasci
Wagner College

Royce Engstrom
Professor of Chemistry
University of Montana

President of AAC&U
Lynn Pasquerella

Board Members

Thomas Bailey
President, Teachers College
Columbia University

Brooke Barnett
Dean, College of Communication
Butler University

Katherine Bergeron
Connecticut College

Ronald A. Crutcher
University of Richmond

Tim Eatman
Rutgers University-Newark

Amy E. Ferrer
Executive Director
American Philosophical Association

David Theo Goldberg
University of California Humanities Research Institute

Marjorie Hass
Rhodes College

Mary Dana Hinton
College of Saint Benedict

Alex Johnson
Cuyahoga Community 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 Emeritus
Greenfield Community College
Senior Fellow, Community College Leadership
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Lenore Rodicio
Executive Vice President and Provost
Miami Dade College

Judith R. Shapiro
President Emerita
The Teagle Foundation

Mary Ann Villarreal
Associate Vice President, Strategic Initatives
Cal State Fullerton

Ralph Wilcox
Provost and Executive Vice President
University of South Florida

Kathleen Woodward
Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English
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.