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 members of the 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.

Doris Daughney (Chair)

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)

Achim Klüber ’77 (Vice Chair)

Achim Klüber

(Bad Homburg, Germany)

Investor/Advisor/Senior Advisor, Capitalmind

Former Managing Director/Executive 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

Former Chairman of the Board, Foreign Bankers Association, Germany

Advisory Board, Auerbach Schifffahrt GmbH & Co. KG

Board, Alumni Freiburg, Hesse

The American University of Paris (BA, 1977)

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

Barbara Reno (Secretary)

Barbara Reno

(Jupiter, Florida)

Former CEO/MD, Chief Executives Organization and The Conference Board Europe

Former Senior Vice President, Simon & Schuster Inc., Merrill Lynch Capital Markets & Chase Manhattan Corp.

Former Legislative Aide & Press Secretary, US House of Representatives

Former Research Analyst, The University of Texas and The Pentagon

Former Adjunct Professor, Angelo State University

Baylor University (BA, 1968; MA, 1971)

Columbia Business School (MBA, 1988)

John E. Klein (Treasurer)

John E. Klein

(Washington, DC)

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)

Richard G. Asthalter

Richard G. Asthalter

(Bradford, New Hampshire)

Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Board of Directors & Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in France

Board of Governors & Former Secretary, The American Hospital of Paris

Avocat Honorarie, Barreau de Paris

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

Former Director, Association  of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities 

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. (NYSE:SHO)

Senior Advisor, Almanac Realty Investors and represents Almanac as a Director on boards of PREP Property Holdings and L3 Capita

The American University of Paris (BA, 1980)

Elliott Burdette ’70

Elliott Burdette

(Dallas, Texas)

Managing Director, Burdette Group, Enforcing Beneficiaries' Rights in Trusts & Estates Disputes

The University of Texas at Austin (BA, 1974)

Southern Methodist University School of Law (JD, 1981)

Béatrice Cointreau

(Paris, France & Malibu, California)

CEO, MD & Owner, byBC Ventures
and Admirable Family Vineyards in Malibu

Board Member, Women of the Vine and Spirits and WOTVS Foundation

Former Manager & Board Member, Groupe Renaud-Cointreau

Former CEO/MD, Champagne Gosset & Cognac Frapin

Former Board Member, Le Cordon Bleu

Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Université Panthéon Assas Paris II (MA)
Institut Supérieur de Gestion (MA)
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management (MBA)
Université de Bordeaux


Sandra Craig (AUP Parent Class of 1996)

Sandra Craig

(Green Cove Springs, Florida & Paris, France)

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

Board Member, St. Stephen's School, Rome, Italy

Chair of the Board of Trustees of PCPP (Photography Collections Preservation Project), New York

Former Trustee, President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island

Manhattanville College (BA, 1971)

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

Krystian Czerniecki

Bad Homburg vor der Höhe,


Partner, General Practice Group, 

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Capital markets practice

Ranked by Chambers Europe

Chambers GlobalWho's Who Legal. 

Recognized by IFLR1000

University of Toronto (BA, 1983)

Cornell University (Ph.D., 1990)

Columbia Law School (JD, 1995)

Christina de Labouchere ’86

Christina de Labouchere

(Lauenen, Switzerland)

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

Co-Founder and Board Member, Fondation pour Genève

Former Representative, Salzburg Festival – Suisse Romande

Former Reporter, The Centre de Presse Monaco for Monaco Television (1997)

Board Member, The Kloster's Forum

Board Member, Fondation pour Geneve's MultiRencontres

The American University of Paris (BA, 1986)

International University of Monaco (MBA, 1995)

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

New York University (BA, 1962)

Certified Public Accountant

Raymond F. Henze III (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)

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

(Orlando, Florida & Assé-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

Co-sponsor of SEEDS, an educational philanthropy program in central Vietnam aiding 2,300 high school and college students

Swarthmore College (BA, 1972)

Harvard Business School (MBA, 1976)

Corinne Mentzelopoulos (AUP Parent Class of 2017)

Corinne Mentzelopoulos

(Paris, France & Margaux, France)

AUP Parent Class of 2017

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.

President, Hunt Global Partnerships, Inc.

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

Executive Director, 54th Presidential Inaugural Committee 

Chairman, 55th Presidential Inaugural Committees

Board Member, George W. Bush Foundation

Trustee, Southern Methodist University

Board Member, Murphy USA, Inc. & Turtle & Hughes, Inc.

Southern Methodist University (BA, 1976)

Jane Ross

Jane Ross

(New York, New York)

President, French Heritage Language Program

Vice Chair, Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education and Communities (CALEC)

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

Former Associate Professor of English, Long Island University

Board Member, Pianofest, Inc., Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (SOMAS), FACE Foundation, Interschool Orchestras of New York

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Swarthmore College (BA,1973)

Hunter College (MA, 1980)

New York University (PhD, 2018)

Jacqueline Routier '94

Berlin, Germany 


International Brand Marketing, Facebook Germany

Former Director of Marketing & Communications, Brand Strategist and Marketing Manager, CytoSorbents Europe, Etsy Germany, German Red Cross, alfabet AG, The Coca-Cola Company

Conference Producer, Institute for International Research, London


The American University of Paris,  (BA, 1994)

European University, Munich, (MBA, 1999)

Craig Stapleton

Craig Stapleton

(Greenwich, Connecticut)

Senior Advisor, Stone Point Capital

Partner, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club

Director, Vivino

Former United States Ambassador to France

Former United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic

Trustee, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, National Medal of Honor Museum, World War I Commission

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)

Philippe Tartavull

Philippe Tartavull

(Malibu, California)

Former President & CEO, Xura

Former President & CEO, Hypercom Corporation

Former President & CEO, Oberthur Card Systems

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pétroles et des Moteurs (MS Engineering, 1982)

Institut d’Administration des Entreprises, Sorbonne University (MBA, 1988)

UCLA Anderson School of Management, Executive Program Group (1993)

Trustees Emeriti

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)

In Memoriam

Francis Andrew Dolan

Ed Frieman

Olivier Giscard d'Estaing

Arthur Hartman

David McGovern

Williem Peppler

George Thiel



Statement by the Board of Trustees, Adopted July 17, 2020


The Board of Trustees of The American University of Paris (AUP) is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. 

Our distinctive strength is in our multinational student body, representing more than 100  nationalities and speaking more than 60 languages. With a strong and ongoing commitment to racial diversity, equity and inclusion, we will develop braver explorers, deeper thinkers, greater innovators, stronger communicators, and more compassionate collaborators.

We acknowledge that this objective requires a concentrated effort by all – the faculty, the administration and the board, in behalf of all students – to assure implementation of a broad range of ongoing initiatives and actions that impact campus climate; faculty, student and board recruitment; curriculum content; and student life.

This will foster an environment in which AUP students develop the skills to be empathetic and courageous global citizens who are well equipped to advocate for a more just world.

In particular, we challenge ourselves to assure a dynamic environment in which people of all colors, backgrounds and perspectives learn together and from each other. As AUP educates current and future students, we believe they should be free to learn and develop in the absence of overt or subtle racism.

AUP’s nearly 60-year history is rooted in the core value of social justice. We honor these roots and, accordingly, align our actions, values and mission to ensure a better future for us all.