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AAU General Contact Information

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1200 New York Avenue, NW
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AAU Staff Directory & Contacts

President/ Executive Office

President
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.

Director for Partners Programs
Oversees the AAU Partners meetings and programs, provides advice and support to the AAU Partners Council.

Assistant to the President
Supports the president and staffs the Board of Directors. Assists in planning the biannual AAU membership meetings.

Senior Fellow
Responsible for issues related to research libraries and scholarly communication.

Federal Relations

Vice President for Federal Relations and Administration
Oversees and coordinates AAU’s federal relations activities. Oversees AAU’s office operations and finance. Has primary responsibility for overall federal budget and appropriations advocacy. Shares responsibility for other issues related to research and higher education. Staffs the AAU Board of Directors, the AAU Membership Committee, and the Chief Academic Officers (CAO) and Council on Federal Relations (CFR) constituent groups.

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations
Responsible for issues related to the National Institutes of Health and immigration and visa policy. Shares responsibility for issues related to scientific openness and security, and research costs.

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations
Responsible for issues related to the National Science Foundation, NASA, and Department of Defense and Department of Energy research. Shares responsibility for monitoring export control issues. Staffs the AAU Internationalization Issues Forum.

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations
Responsible for issues related to higher education, including: accreditation, student aid, college affordability, and undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and international education.

Federal Relations Associate
Responsible for issues related to the humanities and USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Monitors legislation, covers hearings, and participates in meetings with various advocacy coalitions. Shares responsibility for issues related to Department of Defense research, Department of Energy research, Department of Education international education programs, and student aid appropriations.

Federal Relations Assistant
Supports the federal relations department. Assists in planning the CFR monthly and the Chief Academic Officers (CAO) annual meeting.

AAU Policy

Vice President for Policy
Oversees and coordinates AAU’s policy activities including the AAU undergraduate STEM education initiative. Responsible for matters relating to science policy. Shares responsibility for matters concerning export controls, scientific openness and security, technology transfer, regulatory reform and research costs. Staffs the Senior Research Officers (SRO) constituent group.

Associate Vice President for Policy
Responsible for issues related to intellectual property, information technology, and higher education tax policy. Shares responsibilities for other regulatory, compliance and legal issues. Staffs the AAU General Counsel Group.

Director of Policy Analysis
Responsible for identifying and conducting research and policy analysis that underpin AAU policy positions and recommendations, as well as supports AAU’s mission and objectives. Staffs the Association of Graduate Schools (AGS) constituent group and the AAU Membership Committee. Serves as the liaison to the AAU Data Exchange.

Project Director, AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative
Responsible for directing and managing the logistical, technical and substantive components of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative. Assists with AAU policy activities.

Policy Associate
Supports the Project Director in all aspects related to the overall management and day-to-day operations of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative. Assists with other policy-related activities.

Policy Assistant
Supports the policy department. Assists in planning the Senior Research Officers (SRO) annual meeting. Coordinates the AAU Intern Program.

Federal Relations Assistant
Supports the policy and federal relations departments. Assists in planning the Association of Graduate Schools (AGS) annual meeting.

Public Affairs

Vice President for Public Affairs
Oversees and coordinates AAU’s public affairs and media relations activities. Responsible for developing and implementing overall communications strategies to support AAU's policy, advocacy, and other missions. Staffs the Public Affairs Network (PAN) constituent group.

Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
Serves as deputy to Vice President for Public Affairs, participates in all public affairs activities, with primary responsibility for AAU’s internal communications to its constituents; writes and edits other communications and advocacy materials. Staffs the Public Affairs Network (PAN) constituent group.

Director of Communications and Digital Media
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.

Public Affairs Assistant
Supports public affairs department. Assists in planning the Public Affairs Network (PAN) annual meeting.

Office Operations

Chief Operating Officer
Responsible for office operations, human resources, and personnel. Oversees AAU’s IT and meetings departments. Staffs AAU Membership Committee.

Chief Financial Officer
Manages the association’s accounting and financial activities and employee benefits.

Office Operations Assistant
Supports office operations, including finance, benefits, and human resources.

Director of Information Technology
Responsible for the overall strategy, planning, and execution of all AAU technology initiatives and operations.

Junior Data Systems Analyst
Responsible for strategic planning, implementation, and support related to AAU’s database initiatives. Assists with support, training and documentation for all AAU technology systems, software, and hardware.

Meetings Manager
Responsible for all logistical planning and on-site management of the biannual AAU membership meeting and the CFR annual meeting. Plans all logistical aspects of other constituent group meetings, the CFR monthly meetings, and various ad hoc and in-town meetings and events.

Office and Meetings Assistant
Answers phones and provides general office support. Assists the meeting manager with the logistical planning and coordinating of AAU’s conference rooms and AAU constituent meetings. Coordinates the AAU Partners constituent group program and meetings.