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AUP’s seven 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 and engaging alumni support, these leaders work to execute the University’s vision and mission.


Valérie Fodé, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

Valérie Fodé is the Executive 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.


Marc Montheard, Vice President for Student Services and Security

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 education system, Marc taught in several education 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.


Kilian Ordelheide, Director of Communications

Kilian Ordelheide is Director of Communications and Outreach at The American University of Paris. As an AUP alumnus with a BA in Global Communications and an MBA from Warwick Business School, Kilian is uniquely positioned to lead the University's communications and outreach activities. 

Kilian previously worked as a communications manager for an international legal alliance before launching his own consultancy focusing on communications strategy and website development, where he has worked with over 30 clients from over a dozen countries. He joined AUP in 2015 and has since risen to the rank of director. Kilian manages the communications and outreach teams that are responsible for managing the University's brand, communicating its key messages and building relationships with various audiences. 


Tim Rogers, Vice President and Director of Enrollment Management

Tim Rogers is Vice President and Director 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 and Admissions at the London School of Economics and 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 Office of Admissions and is responsible for the development of strategies to support the recruitment and selection of qualified students from around the world. 


Courtney Stombock, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Courtney Stombock serves as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Courtney and her team are responsible for facilitating meaningful connections with AUP alumni, donors, friends and families and securing philanthropic investments to support the university.

She recently served as Associate Dean of Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory University School of Law. During her time at Emory, her team increased alumni engagement by creating meaningful opportunities for alumni to connect with students, faculty, programs and each other. Since the launch of Emory’s 2036 Campaign and under Courtney’s leadership, Emory Law has raised more than $40M in support of scholarships, faculty and programs.

She previously served as Senior Associate Director for Major Gifts at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. In this role, she led the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences development team, whose efforts resulted in more than £47 million in philanthropic support during her tenure. She also received an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School.

Stombock began her career at her alma mater, Mississippi State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. She later held leadership roles in advancement at Florida State University College of Education, the Florida State University Foundation, and the Southern Scholarship Foundation.

Courtney and her family live in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Hannah Westley, Provost & Vice President Academic Affairs

Since joining AUP in 2014. Dr Westley has taught for both the Communications, Media and Culture and Comparative Literature and English departments. As Program Coordinator for the Journalism program, she worked closely with students on student media before serving as Program Director for the Master of Arts in Global Communications between 2019 and 2022. On the recommendation of faculty, she became the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs before being appointed Interim Provost on August 1st 2023. 

Dr Westley completed her BA in Modern Languages and an MPhil in European Literature at the University of Cambridge. Her interdisciplinary PhD focused on the body in self-representation over the course of the twentieth century and examined how writers and artists, in the wake of the postmodern dissolution of the subject, sought out new, often surprising, multidimensional spaces for representing identity. 

Following a year’s post-doctoral study on an Entente Cordiale Scholarship, Dr Westley worked for a decade in journalism as a writer and editor for The Times, The Mail on Sunday and thelondonpaper. On relocating back to Paris, she taught in the French university system before coming to AUP. Her current research follows two lines of inquiry. The first stems from her early research and focuses on representations of the body online, in particular the omnipresent ‘selfie.’ Her work considers how these online identities interact with traditional means of self-representation and how this affects the way we understand subjectivity and narrative. Westley’s second line of inquiry is influenced by her professional experience in the field of journalism. With a particular interest in comparative cultural perspectives on the changing nature of news production and distribution today, this research examines the nature of individualized news consumption online and asks what is the role of the journalist in an age of social media, churnalism and mobile devices. 

This coming year, Dr Westley will be working closely with leadership, faculty and staff to secure strategic initiatives and support faculty engagement in AUP’s vision for the future.