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The president’s council is composed of members of the president’s cabinet (senior university administrators), the academic deans (academic leadership), the university librarian, and the director of athletics and recreation.
The president’s council meets once a month to discuss issues of importance to the university community. A copy of the AU organizational chart is available online.
The members of the president's council are listed below.
Dr. Cornelius M. Kerwin became American University’s fourteenth president on September 1, 2007. He leads an institution of nearly 13,000 students, 1,300 teaching and administrative faculty, and 2,500 staff. He is a nationally recognized specialist in public policy and the regulatory process.
Douglas Kudravetz oversees the overall financial and investment management of the university. His executive responsibilities also include controllership and treasury operations, student accounts, procurement and contracts, budget and payroll, capital and facilities planning, facilities management, sustainability, external relations, auxiliary services, public safety, risk management, transportation services, and internal audit.
Since joining AU in 2007, Dave Swartz has worked to bring best practices and strong leadership to AU's Office of Information Technology, which provides central support for the university’s computing and telecommunications needs. Recognized by Computerworld as a "Best Place to Work in IT" for 2013, OIT performs four distinctive service functions: IT Customer Services and Support, Enterprise Systems, Information Security, and Technology Operations.
Erran Carmel is interim dean of the the Kogod School of Business, which is renowned for its commitment to the belief that "profit and purpose are not at odds." Carmel is a recognized scholar and consultant in the area of globalization of technology work. His scholarship focuses on global sourcing and global teams, including crowdsourcing and offshoring of information technology.
James Goldgeier, an expert on contemporary international relations and American foreign policy, is dean of the School of International Service. The School of International Service is the largest school of international relations in the United States and is training future leaders to "wage peace" around the world.
Other Senior Administrators