Councils

Councils

 Board of Trustees

  1. E. Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Tuwaijri, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  2. E. Dr. Huda bint Mohammed Al-Ameel, member of the Board of Trustees
  3. E. Nora bint Abdullah Fayez, member of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Walid bin Abdulrazak Al-Dali, member of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Siham bint Abdulrahman Al-Suwaigh, member of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Hussain, member of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Aiban, member of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Ahmed bin Salem Al-Ameri, member of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Abdullah bin Hamad Alkhalaf, member of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Eid bin Sendy Al-Shammari, member of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Talal bin Mahmoud Dhahi, member of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Abdullah bin Saad Al-Mdemigh, member of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Nawaf Bin Jamal Husseini, member of the Board of Trustees

Engineer Zaid bin Abdullah Al-Shabanat, member of the Board of Trustees

Engineer Ali bin Saleh Al-Barrak, member of the Board of Trustees

Mr. Ali bin Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri, member of the Board of Trustees

Ms. Nouf bint Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri, member of the Board of Trustees

Mr. Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri, member of the Board of Trustees

According to articles 13, 14, and 15 of the Private Universities Bylaws issued by the MoHE, each university must form a Board of Trustees appointed by the Minister of Higher Education. Membership of the Board of Trustees is valid for 3 years. The Board of Trustees consists of the Rector, a representative of the Ministry of Higher Education, five external faculty members with the rank of associate professor or above, and 12 members selected by the founding institution, two of whom must have served in higher education in institutions which are not the founding institution. The Board of Trustees may be expanded upon the endorsement of the Minister of Higher Education.

The Board of Trustees meets, at a minimum, twice a year with no less than two thirds of its members present. Resolutions are passed by a majority vote of at least two thirds. Resolutions are considered final if no objection is raised by the Minister of Higher Education within 30 days except those related to appointing senior staff (the Rector, Vice Rectors, and Deans) and decisions related to amendment or approval of bylaws. In the case of any objection being raised, the resolution is returned to the Board of Trustees with an explanation, for reconsideration. Unresolved resolutions go to the Council for Higher Education for final decision.

The Board of Trustees elects one of its members to act as a board secretary.

University Council

According to articles 17, 18, and 19 of the Private Universities Bylaws issued by the MoHE, each university must have a University Council consisting of all vice rectors, deans and a representative of the Council of Higher Education. The council is headed by the Rector with the most senior Vice Rector as a backup.  The Chairman of the Board of Trustees may add not more than three further faculty members to the council upon the recommendation of the Rector and the endorsement of the Board of Trustees.

The University Council plays a supervisory role overseeing all academic, scientific, research and administrative affairs in accordance with the university’s mission.

The University Council meets, at a minimum, once a month with no less than two thirds of its members present. Resolutions are passed by a majority vote of two thirds.  Resolutions are considered final if no objection is raised by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees within 15 days. In the case of any objection being raised, the resolution is returned to the University Council with an explanation, for reconsideration by the council.  Unresolved resolutions go to the Board of Trustees for final decision.

College Councils

According to articles 24 and 25 of the Private Universities Bylaws issued by the MoHE, each college must have a council chaired by the dean and membership of the deputy deans and all departments’ chairpersons. Upon a recommendation from the College Council, the University Council can appoint up to three faculty members in the College Council from the University or outside for the period of two renewable years.

The College Council meets, at a minimum, once a month with no less than two thirds of its members present.  Resolutions are passed by a majority vote, in the case of equal votes, the Chair shall have the casting vote. Resolutions are considered final if no objection is raised by the Rector within 15 days. In the case of objection, the resolution is returned with explanation for reconsideration. The University Council can endorse, amend, or cancel the decision.

Department Councils

According to articles 26 and 27 of the Private Universities Bylaws, issued by the MoHE, each academic department must have a council consisting of all faculty members in the department and headed by the chairperson.  The Board of Trustees defines the powers of the departmental councils and their methods of work.  A Department Chair is appointed from among the distinguished faculty members of each department by the Rector, based on a recommendation by the Dean, for a period of two years subject to renewal.