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AUK Board of Trustees Holds First Session of its Biannual Meeting - 2015

The Board of Trustees of the American University of Kuwait (AUK) met on the campus of the university in Salmiya and held the first of its biannual meetings for the year 2015 on January 31st. In the 2-day meeting, members of the board reviewed the biannual reports and discussed the latest administrative and academic developments and affairs, and went over the President Report, Budget Report, and the Dartmouth-AUK Report.

The official Board of Trustees meeting commenced on Saturday morning with the Academic Affairs Committee Meeting, during which the board members reviewed AUK's international program accreditations, academic planning and program development, Admissions and enrolment updates.

On the second day, the meeting continued with the Executive Committee report review, followed by the Academic Affairs Committee Report and the President's State of the University report, which highlighted the importance of maintaining AUK's international programmatic accreditation, and shed lights on the development in areas of faculty recruitment, AUK's partnership with Dartmouth College, and campus facilities.

The second biannual meeting is expected to take place in May, 2015.

Chaired by Shaikha Dana Nasser Al-Sabah, the Board of Trustees is AUK's governing body. The Board's terms of reference are outlined in the AUK By-Laws. The self-perpetuating and self-governing Board regularly meets twice a year on the Salmiya campus in Kuwait, and is currently composed of the following members:

Shaikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Founder and Chair, Board of Trustees, American University of Kuwait
Chair, United Education Company
Executive Manager, Al-Futooh Holding Company
Board Member, KAMCO Investment Company

Mr. Meshal Ali
Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, American University of Kuwait
CEO, National Offset Company

Mr. Wael Abdul-Ghafoor
Co-Founder, American University of Kuwait
Chair, American School of Kuwait

Mr. Faisal Al-Ayyar
Vice Chairman, KIPCO (Holding)

Mr. Samer Khanachet
Group Chief Operating Officer, KIPCO (Holding)

Thomas Bartlett, Ph.D.
Former President, Colgate University and American University in Cairo
Former Chancellor, Alabama, Oregon and New York State, University Systems
Trustee, American University in Cairo

Tim Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor and Provost Emeritus, American University in Cairo
Interim President, 2010, American University of Kuwait

Walid E. Moubarak, Ph.D.
Member, Lebanese President's Steering Committee on National Dialogue
Director, Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation, Lebanese American University

Nizar Hamzeh, Ph.D.
American University of Kuwait

Dale F. Eickelman, Ph.D., (ex officio member)
Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations, Dartmouth College
Relationship Coordinator (Director), the Dartmouth College-American University of Kuwait Program

Group photo of members of the AUK Board of Trustees (from left): Dr. Walid E. Moubarak; Professor Dale F. Eickelman; Shaikha Dana Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah; Dr. Thomas Bartlett; Dr. Tim Sullivan; and Mr. Samer Khanachet

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 9th February 2015

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2015


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