Search Committee Members

The Board formed a committee of ten trustees and five senior faculty members to conduct the search and to provide input to the Board. In accordance with the University bylaws, the full Board elects the president. 

The search committee plans to conduct a rigorous, international search process and to seek frequent input from the University community, through town-halls; meetings with students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as other forms of engagement.

Committee Members

  • Tarek Masoud (Search Committee Chair), Professor of Public Policy and Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (trustee)
  • Richard Bartlett, Chairman and Managing Director of Resource Holdings (trustee)
  • Nathan Brown, CASA ’84, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University (alumnus and trustee)
  • Jillian Campana, EFL ’94, Professor and Associate Dean of HUSS, Department of the Arts, AUC (alumna and faculty)
  • Amina Elbendary, MA ’00, BA ’96, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, AUC (alumna and faculty)
  • Hisham El-Khazindar, BA ’96, Co-founder and Managing Director of Qalaa Holdings (alumnus and trustee)
  • Laurie Fitch, YAB ’91, Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, London (alumna and trustee)
  • Ayman Ismail, MBA ’97, BSc ’95, Associate Professor, Department of Management, AUC (alumnus and faculty)
  • Magda Mostafa, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, AUC (faculty)
  • Hanadi Salem, MSc ’87, BSc ’83, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUC (alumna and faculty)
  • David Tirrell, Provost and Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech (trustee)
  • Mark Turnage (ex officio), ALU ’82, CEO, DarkOwl (alumnus and trustee)
  • Gretchen Welch, ALU ’02, U.S. Diplomat, retired (alumna and trustee)
  • Jonathan Wolf, YAB ’75, Founder and President of Wendover Housing Partners, LLC. (alumnus and trustee)

Correspondence addressed to the search committee may be sent to