Institutional Governance

The Board of Governance is responsible for the overarching governance of the Foundation on an ordinary and extraordinary basis, with the exception of the day-to-day management and duties attributed to the other governing bodies. 

Board of governance Bylaws
NameTitle and Position
John AssadiAttorney, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
Andrea Del ReAttorney and Founding Partner, Del Re & Sandrucci Law Firm
Jennifer EwaldAssociate Vice Provost for Global Strategy, Fairfield University
Luca GalassoDirector, Filiale Firenze 35 Branch, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank
Gabriella GanugiPresident and CEO, AUF Ex-Officio Member
Nancy Hamer
Board Chair
Retired as Director of Administrative of Financial Services, University of New Hampshire
Ernest LeporeBoard of Governors Professor, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University
Cecilia Del ReAttorney and Journalist (Ordine dei Giornalisti, Toscana)
Alessandro SpagliVice President for Finance, Economic Development, and Information Services, AUF
Michele MennutiCFO, AUF
Nancy StilesFormer Senator, State of New Hampshire

Executive Leadership
CEO, Gabriella Ganugi
CFO, Michele Mennuti

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is the entity responsible for ensuring that vision and mission are appropriately considered within the operations of the University.

General Manager, if nominated
Vice President for Finance, Economic Development, and Informational Systems
Dean of Students
Director of Human Resources
Director of Admissions
Director of International Affairs
Director of Communications

Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate is the primary entity responsible for academic matters. It is composed of individuals who oversee the coordination and responsibilities of each academic division.

External Advisory Board
The External Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished individuals with backgrounds and interests and serves as an independent resource for providing a relevant voice of “real world” experience and perspectives.

Lisa BrooksEastern Illinois University
Andrea ColombettiFinancial Broker
Mitchell DavisFood Author, Journalist, Academic
Amanda MaurerUniversity of South Florida
Lisa McAdam DoneganGlobal Education Partners
Kevin MurphyUniversity of Central Florida
Claudia Del ReStudio Legale Del Re
William SamenfinkEndicott College
Lisa SassonNew York University
W. Terry UmbreitUniversity of Memphis (Emeritus)
Helen GaudetteFashion Institute of Technology, SUNY