Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BOT) is the highest governance authority at American Meridian University. The BOT has six (6) main purposes:

  • Ensure that programs and educational objectives align with AMU mission
  • Establish the strategic vision of the Institution
  • Ensure Fiduciary oversight and correctness
  • Review annually foundational activities such as regulatory compliance, institutional effectiveness and the internal system for quality management
  • Oversee national and international outreach to other Institutions through initiatives and articulation agreements
  • Illustrate by example the highest code of ethical conduct
  • Qualifications for Board Membership
    Board of Trustee Members represent the diversity of populations, market segments, clients, and initiatives served by AMU. In addition, Members are qualified by education, expertise or professional practice in two or more of the following categories:

  • Higher Education Administration, Teaching, or Leadership
  • Previous Board Trusteeship
  • Senior Level Public, Higher Education or Community Service
  • Senior Level Legal, Accounting or Financial Management
  • First-hand Knowledge of AMU programs as AMU students, alumni or faculty
  • International Experience in Higher Education, or Educational Initiatives
  • American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Georges Nicolas

    Chair

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Sharon L. Burton

    Chief Learning, Diversity and Compliance Officer

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Edward Oestreicher

    President: Senior Leadership Team

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Myles Esmele MS/QSM

    President: Student Quality Council

    Dr. Jay Gabrelcik

    President: Alumni Association

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Darryl Burrell

    Faculty Representative

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Lorinda Lewis

    AMU Community Representative

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. James Phillips

    AMU Community Representative

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Ben Boccuzzi

    AMU Community Representative

    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Dr. Antoun Moussa
    American Meridian University Board of Trustees
    Rev. Dr. Fadi Dagher