AAC&U Announces Directors and Officers for 2024
Timothy K. Eatman, Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and Professor at Rutgers University–Newark, Will Serve as Chair
Washington, DC—At the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the association members elected six new directors and new board officers. Timothy K. Eatman, Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community and Professor at Rutgers University–Newark, will serve as chair of the AAC&U Board of Directors; Mary Ann Villarreal, Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Utah, will serve as past chair. Jonathan R. Alger, President of James Madison University, will serve as vice chair, and David Wilson, President of Morgan State University, as treasurer.
The six new directors are:
- Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO, Benedict College
- Marco Barker, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Dara N. Byrne, Dean and Professor of Communications, Macaulay Honors College, The City University of New York
- Suzanne M. Johnson, President, Green River College
- Patricia Marshall, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fitchburg State University
- Andrew Rehfeld, President of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion
“It pleases me greatly to serve a board of directors that I view as a team of educational thought leaders and visionaries working to lift higher education steadily toward its aspirations,” said Timothy K. Eatman. “The value proposition of higher education is strong in part because of the focused determination of entities like AAC&U to build evidence and cultivate the narrative that has fallen under considerable fire in recent years.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to work with such an extraordinary group of higher education leaders,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “I look forward to learning from the insights and expertise of AAC&U’s new board members as we seek to achieve our shared objective of advancing the democratic purposes of higher education by promoting equity, innovation, and excellence in liberal education.”
At its January meeting, the AAC&U Board of Directors passed a resolution expressing appreciation for the dedicated service of outgoing board members Elizabeth Howe Bradley, President of Vassar College; Brandon Busteed, Chief Executive Officer of BrandEd Holdings; Nancy Cable, Executive Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust; and Mary Dana Hinton, President of Hollins University.
View the complete list of current AAC&U directors and officers.
The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the democratic purposes of higher education by promoting equity, innovation, and excellence in liberal education. Through our programs and events, publications and research, public advocacy, and campus-based projects, AAC&U serves as a catalyst and facilitator for innovations that improve educational quality and equity and that support the success of all students. In addition to accredited public and private, two-year, and four-year colleges and universities and state higher education systems and agencies throughout the United States, our membership includes degree-granting higher education institutions in more than twenty-five countries as well as other organizations and individuals. To learn more, visit www.aacu.org.