American University of Beirut (New York, NY)


  • Name:Ms. Susan Cergol
  • Title:Associate Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American University of Beirut
  • Address:3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10017-2303
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:212-583-7671
  • Main fax:212-583-7651

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:212-583-7671

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Lebanese American University (LAU) is committed to academic excellence, student-centeredness, the advancement of scholarship, the education of the whole person, and the formation of students as future leaders in a diverse world.

    LAU’s academic degree programs provide an American education for students from around the region, preparing them for careers in arts and sciences, business, engineering and architecture, medicine, and pharmacy. LAU also engages in research and outreach programs through several specialized institutes and centers. Focusing on issues such as diplomacy and conflict transformation, peace and justice education, women’s issues, family and entrepreneurial business, migration studies, and media training, LAU’s institutes are integral to the university’s mission to promote democracy and civic engagement in the Middle East.

  • History:
  • Lebanese American University was founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1924 as the American Junior College for Women, following nearly a century of pioneering education for girls. In 1950, under the name Beirut College for Women (BCW), the educational institution was granted a provisional charter by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and was authorized to award the four-year Bachelor of Arts degree and two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Five years later, the Board of Regents granted BCW an absolute charter, including the authority to also award the Bachelor of Science degree. As a recognized liberal arts college, BCW began playing an even more important role in serving the educational, social and economic needs of the Middle East, attracting women from across the region.

    In 1973, under the name Beirut University College, the college became coeducational, and in 1995 it was renamed Lebanese American University.

  • Year established:1924
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:25
  • Advisory board size:20
  • Staff size:1035

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Dr. George Faris
    Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University
    Chairman, Faris Group Inc.

    Mr. Joseph Maroun
    Secretary, Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University
    CEO & President, Caravan Trading Company

    Mrs. Taline Avakian
    Alumna, Lebanese American University

    H.E. Amb. Gilbert Chaghoury
    Permanent Delegate of Saint Lucia to UNESCO

    Rev. Ms. Christine Chakoian
    Pastor, First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA

    Mr. Ronald Cruikshank
    Retired Senior Corporate Counsel, Omnicom Group Inc.

    Dr. Charles Elachi
    Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Vice President, California Institute of Technology

    Mr. Arthur Gabriel
    Secretary Treasurer, Gabriel Brothers, Inc.

    Mr. William Haddad
    Managing Director, MACE Contractors Ltd.

    Mr. Wadih (Bill) Jordan
    President, Near East Pharma

    Mr. Walid Katibah
    Synod Representative
    Engineer, Office of Engineer Walid Katibah

    H.E. Amb. John Kelly
    Former US Ambassador to Lebanon
    Ambassador-in-Residence, Georgia Tech

    Mr. Samer Khoury
    Executive Vice President, Consolidated Contractors Company

    Dr. Mary Mikhael
    Synod Representative
    President, Near East School of Technology

    Ms. Maureen Mitchell
    Managing Director, Bear Sterns Asset Management Inc.

    Mr. Richard (Dick) Orfalea
    Retired Corporate Banker

    Mr. Todd Petzel
    Chief Investment Officer and Partner, Offit Capital Advisors

    Mr. Fred Rogers
    Vice President and Treasurer, Carleton College

    Mr. Ghassan Saab
    CEO, S.G. Torrey Ltd.

    H.E. Minister Mohamad Safadi
    Chairman, Safadi Group Holding SAL

    Mr. Peter Tanous
    President and Director, Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC

    Sheikh Abul Aziz Al Turki
    President, Rawabi Holding

    Dr. John T. Wholihan
    Retired Dean, College of the Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University

    Emeritus Trustees:

    Mr. Jose Abizaid
    Retired Executive

    Dr. Amal Kurban
    Professor of Dermatology

    Vice Chairman for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine and Medical Centre

    Mr. Wilbert F. Newton
    Retired Executive

    Ex-Officio Trustees:

    Dr. Paul F. Boulos
    Chairman, Board of International Advisors of the Lebanese American University
    President and Chief Operating Officer, MWH Soft, Inc

    Rev. Joseph Kassab
    General Secretary, National Evangelical Synod of Syria & Lebanon

    Rev. Dr. Victor Makari
    Coordinator for the Middle East and Europe, Presbyterian Church USA

    Dr. Joseph Jabbra
    President, Lebanese American University

    Chair of the Faculty Senate

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Dr. Joseph Jabbra

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra, Ph.D., President

    Dr. Abdallah Sfeir, Ph.D., Provost

    Dr. Elise Salem, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management

    Mr. Richard Rumsey, M.Ed., Vice President for University Advancement

    Mr. George Tomey, M.S., Vice President for Human Resources and University Services

    Dr. Cedar Mansour, J.D., Vice President & General Counsel, Special Assistant to the President

    Dr. Samira Aghacy, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Beirut

    Dr. Fouad Hashwa, Ph.D., Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Byblos

    Dr. Tarek Mikdashi, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business, Beirut

    Dr. George E. Nasr, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering

    Dr. Kamal Badr, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine

    Dr. Farid Sadik, Ph.D., Dean, School of Pharmacy

    Dr. Wassim Shahin, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business, Byblos

    Dr. Mars Semaan, Ph.D., Dean of Student Services, Byblos

    Dr. Tarek Na’was, Ph.D., Dean of Student Services, Beirut

    Dr. Elie Badr, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Academic Programs, Acting Dean of the School of Architecture and Design

    Dr. Sami Baroudi, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs

    Mr. Abdo Ghié, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Mr. George Hamouche, M.S., Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management

    Mr. Emile Lamah, B.S., CPA, Vice President for Finance

    Mr. Roy Majdalani, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President for Information Technology

    Mr. Samir El-Kadi, M.B.A., Assistant Vice President for Development

    Mr. Robert Hollback, Assistant Vice President for Development, N. America


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:98-6001269

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:986001269
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:15 ROSZEL RD
  • Organization City:PRINCETON
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:08540-6248
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1964
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:2 (Trust)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:August, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:August
  • NTEE Code:B430
  • Asset Amount:$974,494,132
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$180,868,882
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$174,182,815
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:28:27 pm

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