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AAU GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION

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AAU STAFF DIRECTORY & CONTACTS


President /Executive Office


Mary Sue Coleman

President

Dr. Coleman is responsible for the overall activities of the association, and works with the AAU Board of Directors and the member presidents and chancellors to define and implement the association's mission and agenda.

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Kenneth M. Coleman

Director of Partners Programs

Mr. Coleman oversees the AAU Partners meetings and programs while providing advice and support to the AAU Partners Council.

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Leah Norton

Executive Assistant to the President

Ms. Norton supports the president, staffs the Board of Directors, and assists in planning the biannual AAU membership meetings. She also assists in planning the Chief Academic Officers annual meeting.

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Federal Relations


M. Matthew Owens

Vice President for Federal Relations and Administration

Mr. Owens oversees AAU’s federal relations activities and its office operations and finance, and has primary responsibility for overall federal budget and appropriations advocacy. He staffs the AAU Board of Directors, the AAU Membership Committee, and Council on Federal Relations constituent group.

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Mollie Benz Flounlacker

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations

Ms. Flounlacker is responsible for funding and policy issues related to higher education, including: accreditation, student aid, college affordability, and undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and international education. She also staffs the Chief Academic Officers constituent group.

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Amy Scott

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations

Ms. Scott is responsible for funding and policy issues related to the National Science Foundation and NASA. She shares responsibility for monitoring export control issues and staffs the AAU Internationalization Issues Forum.

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Lizbet Boroughs

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations

Ms. Boroughs is responsible for funding and policy issues related to the National Institutes of Health as well as immigration and visa policy. She shares responsibility for issues related to research costs and scientific openness and security.

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Julia Smith

Senior Federal Relations Officer

Ms. Smith is responsible for funding and policy issues related to the humanities, Department of Defense research, Department of Energy Research, and USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. She is also responsible for funding issues for Department of Education's international education programs.

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Melissa Luke

Federal Relations Associate

Ms. Luke provides policy, legislative, and analytical support to the federal relations and policy teams. She monitors and researches legislation, regulations, and policies, covers hearings, and represents AAU at meetings.  She staffs the Council on Federal Relations.

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Policy


Tobin Smith

Vice President for Policy

Mr. Smith oversees AAU’s policy activities including the AAU Undergraduate STEM education initiative. He is responsible for matters relating to science policy and shares responsibility for matters concerning export controls, scientific openness and security, technology transfer, regulatory reform, and research costs. He also staffs the Senior Research Officers constituent group.

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Jessica Sebeok

Associate Vice President and Counsel for Policy

Ms. Sebeok is responsible for issues related to intellectual property, information technology, and higher education tax policy. She shares responsibilities for other regulatory, compliance and legal issues and staffs the AAU General Counsels Group.

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Emily Miller

Associate Vice President for Policy

Dr. Miller is responsible for collaborating with member campuses on institutional policy efforts related to undergraduate and graduate education. She directs the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative and other grant-funded projects. She also staffs the Association of Graduate Schools constituent group and serves as liaison to the AAU Arts & Science Deans.

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Kimberlee Eberle-Sudré

Senior Policy Analyst

Ms. Eberle-Sudré leads AAU’s data and analysis efforts across a wide range of research and higher education policy issues. She also staffs the AAU Membership Committee, and the AAU Data Exchange (AAUDE).

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Tara King

Higher Education Project Coordinator

Dr. King supports the policy department’s advancement of strategic and grant-funded initiatives. She provides direct support to the AAU's Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative and other post-secondary institutional projects

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Hannah Poulson

Policy Associate

Ms. Poulson provides research and analytical support to the policy team and AAU members. She helps collect and analyze data and provides support to various policy related projects, working groups and meetings. She also helps monitor and track regulations, policies and legislation.

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Meredith Asbury

Federal Relations Associate

Ms. Asbury provides policy, legislative, and analytical support to the federal relations and policy teams. She monitors and researches legislation, regulations, and policies, covers hearings, and represents AAU at meetings.  She staffs the Association of Graduate Schools.

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Andrea Doyle

Policy Assistant

Ms. Doyle supports the policy department and various policy-related AAU working groups, meetings, and activities. She assists in the planning of the Senior Research Officers (SRO) annual meeting.

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Public Affairs


Barry Toiv

Vice President for Public Affairs

Mr. Toiv oversees AAU’s public affairs and media relations activities. He is responsible for developing and implementing overall communications strategies to support AAU's policy, advocacy, and other missions. He staffs the Public Affairs Network constituent group.

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Ann Speicher

Associate Vice President for Public Affairs

Ms. Speicher serves as deputy to the Vice President for Public Affairs and participates in all activities of the public affairs department. She has primary responsibility for AAU’s constituent communications and special-topic webpages, writes and edits other communications and advocacy materials, and staffs the Public Affairs Network constituent group.

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Fred Schecker

Director of Communications and Digital Media

Mr. Schecker is responsible for strategic development and oversight of digital media activities, including social media and architecture and content of the association’s website, as well as contributing to overall public affairs activities.

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Daniel Kleine

Public Affairs Associate

Mr. Kleine assists with the AAU website, social media, constituent communications, analytics, and marketing.

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Office Operations


Roxanne Murray

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Murray is responsible for office operations, human resources, and personnel. She also oversees AAU’s IT and meetings departments and staffs the AAU Membership Committee.

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Leslie Alexander

Finance and HR Associate

Ms. Alexander performs day-to-day functions for AAU's office operations, including finance, benefits, and human resources.

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Thomas Bozzo

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Bozzo is responsible for the overall strategy, planning, and execution of all AAU technology initiatives and operations.

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Eileen Fox

Director of Finance and Benefits

Ms. Fox is responsible for building strong financial processes and reporting systems to support the entire organization.

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Caroline Qureshi

Data Systems Analyst

Ms. Qureshi is responsible for strategic planning, implementation, and support related to AAU’s database initiatives. She assists with support, training and documentation for all AAU technology systems, software, and hardware.

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Raquel McKeveny

Director of Meetings

Ms. McKeveny is responsible for all logistical planning and on-site management of the biannual AAU membership meeting and the Council on Federal Relations annual meeting. She directs all logistical aspects of other constituent group meetings, the CFR monthly meetings, and various other in-town meetings and events. She also coordinates the AAU Partners constituent group program and meetings.

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Nelerene Barnes

Office and Meetings Assistant

Ms. Barnes provides general office support. She assists the meeting manager with the logistical planning of AAU constituent meetings and coordination of AAU’s conference rooms.

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