AUP’s five officers are members of the president’s leadership team and manage all of AUP’s administrative functions. From guiding the University’s faculty to managing financial operations to engaging alumni support, these leaders work to execute the University’s vision and mission.

Dr. William Fisher, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. William Fisher joined AUP as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs on August 1, 2018.

Dr. Fisher served as the Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts – a small, liberal arts-based research university not unlike AUP in size and ambition – Dr. Fisher will usher in a new era at AUP as our Provost. In this role, Dr. Fisher will be the senior academic planning and budget officer at AUP, charged with creating with his colleagues a new academic vision for the University. This renewal of the curriculum will include general education, majors and minors, programs, research centers and graduate programs, and will realign each with the needs and aspirations of the global explorers who are our students.

While at Clark University, Dr. Fisher also served as Professor of International Development and Social Change in the interdisciplinary department he was specifically brought from Harvard to create. Today it is Clark’s second biggest department and includes a research center and a graduate program.

From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Fisher taught in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he was Director of Graduate Studies in Anthropology and a Dillon Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He also taught at Princeton University and Columbia. At Columbia, he served as Assistant Director of the University’s Center for South Asian Studies and directed the Economic and Political Development specialization at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). His research focuses on the social and environmental impact of large dams, forced displacement, transnational advocacy, competition over natural resources and non-governmental organizations. His research and work for agencies – such as CARE, USAID and the UNDP – has taken him around the world.

Dr. Fisher is a graduate of Bucknell University and holds Master’s degrees in Anthropology and International Affairs from Columbia University and a Doctorate from Columbia University. He is a specialist in the language and culture of Nepal, where he has done extensive fieldwork and research.

Valérie Fodé, Executive VP for Finance and Administration

Valérie Fodé is the Vice President for Finance and Administration at The American University of Paris. She holds a Diplôme d’expertise comptable and studied economics at the University of Nancy. Valérie joined AUP in January 2011, coming from the world of consulting, auditing, and for-profit corporations. She spent nearly a decade with Price Waterhouse in Paris before assuming the role of financial director (secretaire general) at Unilog and at Equalliance, a French real estate company.

Valérie oversees the Finance, Administration, and Human Resources teams at AUP. She believes firmly in putting AUP’s core business, teaching, and learning first, and in assuring that financial processes are healthy and transparent so as to ensure the University’s future.

Mary McLean Evans, Vice President for Presidential Initiatives

Mary McLean Evans joined AUP in September, 2017 as Vice President for Presidential Initiatives.  Working closely with President Celeste Schenck, Mary is based in North Carolina and is charged with building relationships with significant donors and prospects in the United States.  In addition, Mary is responsible for the strategic direction of AUP Ascending and other efforts to raise capital support for AUP.

A graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, Mary is no stranger to the liberal arts. For thirty years, she worked for her alma mater in alumni affairs and development, including developing and implementing programs in annual giving, capital campaigns and principal gifts. Most recently at Hamilton, she served as Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Hamilton’s Career and Life Outcomes Center, where she implemented programs to engage alumni and parents in student career exploration and development. After Hamilton, Mary served as Managing Director of the Committee of 200, an invitation-only global membership organization for women business leaders. There, she directed a strategic planning process for the organization and its affiliated foundation in support of its mission to foster, celebrate and advance women’s leadership in business.

Marc Montheard, Vice President and Dean of Student Services

Born, raised, and educated in France, Marc Montheard earned a master’s degree in English and American Literature and Civilization and a PhD from the Sorbonne in British Contemporary Politics. His graduate work focused mainly on political parties, elections, and industrial relations in the United Kingdom.

Before falling in love with the American liberal arts educational system, Marc taught in several educational systems and countries, notably at The University of Hull (UK) and at Université Paris IV - Sorbonne.

He started teaching at AUP in 1987 as a part-time lecturer and became full-time two years later. He was Co-Chair of the Department of French and Foreign Languages for six years before becoming Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in 1998. In 2004, he was acting Dean of Academic Affairs, and was appointed Dean of Academic Administration in 2005.

Marc has been Vice President and Dean of Student Services since 2006. In this role, he supervises the University offices pertaining to student life: Housing, Student Immigration Services, Student Health Services and Counseling, Sports, and the Cultural Program. Marc also oversees support to student organizations and activities and the development and maintenance of relationships with AUP’s partner schools, providing opportunities for our students to study abroad and to their students to spend one semester at AUP.

Tim Rogers, Vice President, Enrollment Management

Tim Rogers is the Vice President of Enrollment Management at The American University of Paris. Educated in the UK at the Universities of Hull, Warwick and Westminster, with a period of study in the US at the University of Kansas, Tim has gone on to become one of the leading international education consultants in the world today and has now joined the AUP team.

As the former Head of Student Recruitment & Admissions at the London School of Economics & Political Science, Tim has more than 20 years of experience in international student recruitment and admissions, the development of higher education international strategy, university administration and management, educational marketing, national-level policy making and press relations. He established his own private company, International Higher Education Consultants UK Limited in 2003, and has worked for more than 100 clients in over 30 countries. His views are published widely around the world and he has written a number of books on international education.

At AUP, Tim oversees the Admissions Office and is responsible for the development of strategies to support the recruitment and selection of qualified students from around the world.