Leadership

Board of Directors

Effective January 1, 2020, the AAUP Foundation is governing by a board of directors that includes the president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer; one elected member of the AAUP’s council; the chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure; and three public directors, who are  not, at the time of their election, officers of the AAUP and who need not hold any other position within the Association.

Officers

Chair
Henry Reichman (2020)
History, California State University, East Bay
Chair of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Secretary
Caprice Lawless (2020)
English, Front Range Community College
AAUP First Vice-President *

Treasurer
Michele Ganon (2020)
Accounting, Western Connecticut State University
AAUP Secretary-Treasurer

Directors
Rudy H. Fichtenbaum (2020)
Economics, Wright State University
AAUP President

Caprice Lawless (2020)
English, Front Range Community College
AAUP First Vice-President"

Henry Reichman (2021)
History, California State University, East Bay
Chair of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Jonathan Rees (2020)
History, Colorado State University–Pueblo
AAUP Council Representative

Robert Post (2020)
Law, Yale Law School/Yale University

Raphael Sassower (2021)
Philosophy, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Joan Wallach Scott (2021)
History, Institute for Advanced Study

Julie Schmid, Staff

Audit Committee

Michele Ganon, chair (2020) 
Accounting, Western Connecticut State University

Paul Davis (2021)
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Pat Poli (2021) 
Accounting, Fairfield University

Carlton Davids, Staff

Investment Committee

Michele Ganon, chair (2020)
Accounting, Western Connecticut State University

Fall Ainina (2021)
Finance, Wright State University

Howard Bunsis (2021)
Accounting, Eastern Michigan University

Carlton Davids, Staff

Legal Defense Fund

The governing board for the Legal Defense Fund determines the policies that govern the fund, publicizes the fund, provides for fund administration, and approves requests for assistance.

*  Until the close of the June 2020 biennial meeting, which will include an election for new officers, the AAUP's Executive Committee and national Council will include both a first and second vice-president. The first vice-president will serve until then as a member of the Foundation's board of directors.