Governance

Leadership
Board of Trustees
Board of Advisors

The Leadership

The leadership for the Russian-American Christian University is divided between two offices. One office is located in Washington, D.C., area and the second is in Moscow on the campus of the university. The U.S. office is mainly responsible for fund-raising and faculty recruitment in the United States and Canada. The Founder and President, Dr. John A. Bernbaum, operates out of this office.

The administrative staff in Moscow operates under the direction of Dr. Larry Ort, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Vice President. He is assisted by Dr. Vladimir Obrovets, Vice President for External Relations. This leadership team is responsible for developing the academic program of the university, overseeing student life, and managing the university's facilities.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the university and is legally responsible for establishing and maintaining the mission of the university. Board members serve three year terms. Its primary responsibilities include appointing and reviewing the work of the chief staff officer (President), overseeing the university's academic programs, reviewing the university's budget and financial plans, and enhancing the university's public image.

The Board of Advisors has a consultative role with the university. Its members, both Russian and American, are frequently called upon for advice and counsel concerning the university's development. Members of the Advisory Board also give credibility to the university and, because of their leadership positions in Russia and the United States, are well positioned to enhance the university's reputation and interpret its role in Russian society.