Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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Board Leadership

The Board of Trustees (2020-2021)

  • Mr. Philip Stoltzfus– Chairman
  • ​Dr. Cherilyn G. Murer – Vice-Chair
  • Mr. Antoine N. Frem – Secretary
  • Mr. Mike Ahmar
  • Mr. Thomas Abraham
  • Dr. Johnny B. Awwad
  • Mr. George Doumet
  • Mr. Raymond Debbane
  • Mrs. Eva Kotite Farha
  • Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel, Ret.
  • Dr. Robert D. Harrington
  • Sheikh Walid Katibah
  • Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick
  • Mrs. May Makhzoumi
  • Mrs. Darla Moore
  • Dr. Francois Nader, MD, MBA
  • Mrs. Mona Nehmé
  • Mr. Clay Pell
  • Mr. Ghassan M. Saab
  • Sheikha Intisar Salem Al Ali Al Sabah
  • Dr. H. John Shammas, M.D.
  • Mr. Nicolas A. Tamari
  • Dr. Ed D. Villani
  • Mr. Robert Worley

Ex-Officio Members

  • Rev. Elmarie Parker
  • ​Rev. Joseph Kassab
  • Dr. John El Khoury  - LAU Faculty Senate Chair
  • Dr. Michel E. Mawad   - LAU President

Duties of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT) is charged with seeing that the purpose of the university is met organizationally, administratively, educationally, spiritually, socially, and financially; that adequate facilities are provided; and that a policy framework is established within which the program of the university can be developed and administered by the staff. The Board has the following prime functions: 

1. Leadership: The Board utilizes its unique position to

  1. select and support or remove the president of the university,
  2. ensure that an adequate statement of mission and purpose be established,
  3. assure that an adequate long range plan for the university is developed, and
  4. assume personal responsibility for fund-raising activities of the university through personal donation, and through a keenness to persuade others to become donors, and through developing contacts with other donors.

2. Stewardship: The Board oversees the performance of the management of the university to

  1. ensure that the institution utilizes the resources at its disposal to further its mission and purposes and
  2. guarantee that assets are managed effectively and there are adequate safeguards to protect the future of the university.

3. Audit: The Board serves in an evaluation capacity in applying external standards to the performance of the Institution to

  1. judge the academic standards of the faculty against the standards for the type of institution to which it belongs utilizing outside specialists as necessary
  2. evaluate the financial health of the institution through the traditional annual audit and through comparative data from other institutions, and
  3. devise means of assessing the management performance of the administrative staff utilizing outside consultants when necessary or by redefining the annual audit to include management auditing.