The Role of the Board of Trustees

The University’s board of trustees sets policy and direction, and performs the crucial governance function of oversight. The board exercises fiduciary responsibility for AUP and sets the course for the University’s long-term development. It exercises oversight over budget and finance, the University’s buildings and grounds and its investments, academic rigor and annual program and unit-level assessment, accreditation, admissions, and advancement. The 25 members of AUP’s board gather in France three times a year to discuss matters of long-term planning and University finances. The board regularly engages the University community through its standing committees, and the alumni community through participation at annual and special events. The board plays a central role in fundraising, spearheading advancement, and supporting the president. Feel free to contact the board for more information.

Raymond F. Henze III (Chairman & AUP Parent Class of 2010)

Raymond F. Henze III (Greenwich, Connecticut)

Former Chairman Global Private Equity and Real Estate Group, Trust Company of the West (TCW)

Former President, Pacific Holding Corporation, Flexi-Van Corporation

Trustee Emeritus & Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (1998-2002), Williams College

Williams College (BA, 1974)

Williams College (Honorary Doctor of Laws)

Achim Klüber ’77 (Treasurer)

Achim Klüber (Bad Homburg, Germany & London, United Kingdom)

Managing Director, Europe Arab Bank Plc.

Former Head of Corporate & Transaction Banking Europe, BNP Paribas S.A.

Former Managing Director, The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc.

Former Managing Director, Deutsche Bank AG

Council Member, British Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Former Chairman of the Board, Foreign Bankers Association, Germany

The American University of Paris (BA, 1977)

Albert Ludwig Universitat, Freiburg, Germany (MA, 1981)

Barbara Reno (Secretary)

Barbara Reno (Jupiter, Florida & Brussels, Belgium)

Former Managing Executive, Chief Executives Organization and The Conference Board Europe

Former Senior Vice President, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Former Vice President, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets & Chase Manhattan Corp.

Former Foreign Affairs Legislative Aide & Press Secretary, US House of Representatives

Baylor University (BA, 1968; MA, 1971)

Columbia Business School (MBA, 1988)

Richard G. Asthalter

Richard G. Asthalter (Bradford, New Hampshire)

Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Board of Directors, American Chamber of Commerce in France

Board of Governors, The American Hospital of Paris

Avocat Honorarie, Barreau de Paris

Member (retired), New York State Bar

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Yale University (BA, 1966)

University of Oxford (M.Litt, 1968)

Yale Law School (JD, 1971)

Euan Baird

Euan Baird (Paris, France & New York, New York)

Former President & CEO, Schlumberger Limited

Former Non-Executive Chairman and Director, Rolls Royce Holdings

Former Director, Société Générale

Trustee, Carnegie Institution for Science

Trustee, The American University of Cairo

Cambridge University (MA, 1960)

Elizabeth Ballantine

Elizabeth Ballantine (Mclean, Virginia)

Independent Director, Principal Mutual Funds

Director, The McClatchy Company

Former Adjunct Professor of History, George Washington University

Director, Association  of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB) 2007-2016

Trustee Emeritus & Former Chair of the Board of Trustees (1994-1998), Grinnell College

Former Trustee & Chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2006), National Cathedral School, Washington, DC

Board Member, Yale University Art Gallery

University of Paris (Diplôme d’études de la civilisation française, 1967)

Yale University (BA, 1971; MSL, 1981; PhD, 1986)

American University Washington College of Law (JD, 1988)

Andrew Batinovich ’80

Andrew Batinovich (Hillsborough, California)

President & CEO, Glenborough, LLC

CEO, Strategic Realty Trust

Director, Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.

Director, RAIT Financial Trust

The American University of Paris (BA, 1980)

Elliott Burdette ’70

Elliott Burdette (Dallas, Texas)

Managing Director, Burdette & Rice, PLLC

Trustee, North Texas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The American University of Paris (BA, 1970)

The University of Texas at Austin (BA, 1974)

Southern Methodist University School of Law (JD, 1981)

Marsha Chandler

Marsha Chandler (San Diego, California)

Executive Vice President & COO, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Former Senior Vice Chancellor, University of California San Diego

Former Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Former Chair of the Board of Directors, Fulbright Program

College of the City of New York (BA, 1965)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD, 1972)

Franklin Craig ’81

Franklin Craig (Mombasa, Kenya & Paris, France)

Advisor and Board Member, various private equity & real estate investment funds

Former Senior Vice President, Canaccord Capital, Europe, Ltd.Paris

Consultant in Natural Resource Financing in Africa

Former President, The AUP Alumni Association (1984-88)

The American University of Paris (BA, IA, 1981)

Sandra Craig

Sandra Craig (Green Cove Springs, Florida & Paris, France)

Former Attorney, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Trustee & Former Chair of the Rome Committee, St. Stephen’s School

President & Chair of the Board, Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island

Manhattanville College (BA, 1971)

St. John’s University School of Law (JD, 1975)

Doris Daughney

Doris Daughney (Toronto, Canada & Paris, France)

Former Director, RONA Inc.

Former Chairman & CEO, BC Pavilion Corporation

Former Board Director, Saxon Financial

Former Board Director, Industrial Alliance Insurance

Former Chair of the Board, The Vancouver Opera Association

Former Chair and Board Director, The Vancouver Stock Exchange

Former Chair and Board Director, The Children’s Arts Umbrella

Wilfred Laurier University (BA)

University of Toronto (MA)

Peter DeCastro ’68

Peter DeCastro (San Francisco, California & Paris, France)

Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Former Director, Credit Suisse

Former Foreign Service Officer, United States Department of State

Former Board Member, French Heritage Society of San Francisco

Member, New York Stock Exchange Hearing Board

The American University of Paris (BA, 1968)

Claremont McKenna College (BA, 1972)

Georgetown University (MS, 1976)

Christina de Labouchere ’86

Christina de Labouchere (Kusnacht, Switzerland)

Co-Founder, MAMCO (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Geneva)

Co-Founder and Board Member, Fondation pour Genève

Former Representative, Salzburg Festival – Suisse Romande

The American University of Paris (BA, 1986)

International University of Monaco (MBA, 1995)

Christoph Endrös ’82 (AUP Parent Class of 2018)

Christoph Endrös (Munich, Germany & Barcelona, Spain)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, ODU Connector Systems

Former Member of the Board of Directors, FICOSA International, S.A.

The American University of Paris (BA, 1982)

IESE Business School (MBA, 1984)

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (PhD, 1991)

Madeleine Fabre

Madeleine Fabre (Paris, France)

Partner, Ginesté Magellan Paley-Vincent

Former European Counsel, Fried Frank

Former Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell

Harvard Law School (ITP, 1997 & LLM, 1998)

Paris II Panthéon-Assas University

Eugene Glaser

Eugene Glaser (New York, New York)

Former President, Zweig/Glaser Advisors

Former President, Drexel Management Corporation

Grand Officier of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

Commandeur of the Commanderie de Bordeaux

New York University (BA, 1962)

Certified Public Accountant

Lee Huebner

Lee Huebner (Washington, DC & Paris, France)

Airlie Professor of Media & Public Affairs, The George Washington University

Former CEO, International Herald Tribune

Former President, The American University of Paris

Chair, Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Northwestern University (BA, 1962)

Harvard University (MA, 1963)

Harvard University (PhD, 1968)

Giles Kemp

Giles Kemp (Windermere, Florida & Asse-le-Boisne, France)

Founder & Former President, Home Decorators Collection / Home Depot Direct

Manager and Former Chair of the Board of Managers (2012-2015), Swarthmore College

Board Member, Thrive Networks

Board Member, Occidental College

Board Member, Let’s Get Ready

Swarthmore College (BA, 1972)

Harvard Business School (MBA, 1976)

John E. Klein

John E. Klein (Washington, DC)

Chief Executive Officer, EVA Medical, LLC

Director, Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Former President, Randolph College

Former Executive Vice Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis

Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Bunge North America, Inc.

Princeton University (BA, 1967)

University of Michigan Law School (JD, 1971)

David McGovern

David McGovern (Paris, France)

Former Senior Partner, Shearman & Sterling

Former Member, Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

Former Chairman, Board of Governors of The American Hospital of Paris

Former Chairman, Board of Trustees of The American University of Paris

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Yale University (BS)

Columbia Law School (JD)

Corinne Mentzelopoulos (AUP Parent Class of 2017)

Corinne Mentzelopoulos (Paris, France & Margaux, France)

Owner & Chief Executive Officer, SCA Château Margaux

Former Vice Chairman & Deputy CEO, Exor S.A.

Trustee, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Board Member, Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece)

Officier de la Légion d’Honneur

Paris University (BA, 1974)

Institut d’Études Politiques (MBA, 1977)

Jeanne L. Phillips

Jeanne L. Phillips (Dallas, Texas)

Senior Vice President, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

Former United States Permanent Representative, Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

Executive Director & Chairman of the 54th and 55th Presidential Inaugural Committees

Member, Board of Directors of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Member, Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University

Member, The Wilson Center

Member, Council on Foreign Relations, New York

Southern Methodist University (BA, 1976)

Jane Ross

Jane Ross (New York, New York)

Vice President & Principal Program Officer, The Alfred & Jane Ross Foundation

President, French Heritage Language Program

Former Professor of English & History, Lycée Français de New York

Former Associate Professor of English, Long Island University

Board Member, Pianofest, Inc.

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Swarthmore College (BA,1973)

Hunter College (MA, 1980)

S. Thierry Smadja ’85

S. Thierry Smadja (Singapore, Singapore & Geneva, Switzerland)

Managing Director & Founder, GinSeng Capital Pte. Ltd.

Former Managing Director & CFO, Calisco Luxembourg SA

The American University of Paris (BA, 1985)

Craig Stapleton

Craig Stapleton (Greenwich, Connecticut)

Senior Advisor, Stone Point Capital

Former United States Ambassador to France

Member, Board of Directors of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Member, Board of Directors for the 9/11 Memorial Foundation

Member, Board of Directors of the United Way Tocqueville Foundation

Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur

Harvard College (BA, 1967)

Harvard Business School (MBA, 1970)

Joël H. Vallat

Joël H. Vallat (Paris & Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France)

President, Transcultura Foundation

Founder & Former President, Louis le Grand Foundation

Former Head of School, Lycée Louis le Grand à Paris

Former Head of School, Lycée Français de New York

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Officier de l’Ordre National de Mérite

Officier des Palmes Académiques

Chevalier de l’Ordre du Lion (Senegal)

Agrégé de l’Université

Université de Lyon (1973)

Mahvash Yazdi

Mahvash Yazdi (Rancho Palos Verdes, California & Napa Valley, California)

President, Feasible Management Consulting

Former Senior Vice President of Business Integration & CIO, Southern California Edison & Edison International

Member, Southern California Forum, Trusteeship of the International Women’s Forum

Former Board Member, Overseers of the Claremont University

Past Lecturer, Stanford University

California State Polytechnic University (BS, 1974)

University of Southern California (MBA, 1987)

Trustees Emeriti

Olivier Giscard d'Estaing
Paris (France)

Gretchen Handwerger
Washington D.C. (USA)

Judith Hermanson Ogilvie '65
Balitmore, MD (USA)

Didier Pineau-Valencienne
Paris (France)

Hélène Ploix
Paris (France)

Burton D. Reinfrank
St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

Rita Fredricks Salzman
New York, NY (USA)

 

Lizbeth Schiff '66
London (UK)

Jacques Setton '66
Paris (France)

Paul S. Slawson
San Francisco, CA (USA)

George Thiel
Precilhon (France)

 

Trustees Emeriti In Memorium

Ed Frieman

Arthur Hartman

Williem Peppler