Press Release

AAC&U Announces New Directors and Officers

Washington, DC—At the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the association members elected five new directors along with new officers of the board. Mary Dana Hinton, president of Hollins University, will serve as chair of the AAC&U Board of Directors; Lenore Rodicio, senior fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, will serve as past chair. Mary Ann Villarreal, vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Utah, will serve as vice chair of the board, and David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, as treasurer.

The new directors are:

  • Elizabeth Howe Bradley, president of Vassar College;
  • Andrea Chapdelaine, president of Hood College;
  • Frederick Lawrence, secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society;
  • Santa Ono, president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia;
  • Yves Salomon-Fernández, senior vice president of Southern New Hampshire University

“I’m so grateful to the extraordinary group of higher education leaders who serve on the AAC&U Board of Directors,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “I look forward to working with and learning from this year’s board members as we strive toward our shared objective of advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.”

At its January meeting, the AAC&U Board of Directors passed a resolution expressing appreciation for the dedicated service of the following outgoing members:

  • Brooke Barnett, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University
  • Katherine Bergeron, president of Connecticut College
  • William Craft, president of Concordia College
  • David Theo Goldberg, director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute
  • Paul Lannon, partner at Holland & Knight LLP
  • Ralph Wilcox, provost and executive vice president of the University of South Florida
  • Kathy Woodward, Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington

For a complete list of current AAC&U directors and officers, click here.

About AAC&U

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the vitality and democratic purposes of undergraduate 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