Office of the Provost
Last updated on July 1, 2020
The Provost, and the supporting offices under his leadership, is responsible for academic and faculty related matters. Non-academic student matters fall under the jurisdiction of the Vice President for Student Life.
Members of the Office of the Provost are responsible for several administrative functions including, but not limited to, managing academic support grants; overseeing the faculty merit awards; maintaining the University's catalog and faculty profiles; managing the E.Repertoire system; working with the provost and schools on faculty issues such as hiring, reviews, leaves, and promotion and tenure; managing academic space; administration of the Distinguished Visiting Professors (DVPs), Distinguished Visiting Researchers (DVRs), Scholars without Stipend (SwS) programs; overseeing the Office of Community Standards and organizing the commencement.
Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Provost
Abdel-Rahman assumed his position as provost at The American University in Cairo in June 2017. He holds the rank of full professor within the Department of Physics at AUC and has over 25 years of experience in higher education, six of which have been spent as a senior administrator. His responsibilities as provost include shaping and implementing AUC’s academic vision and building the size and quality of the faculty.
Zeinab Amin, Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation
As the associate provost for assessment and accreditation (AP-AA), Amin serves as the provost’s chief advisor and representative in matters related to assessment and accreditation. AP-AA works with school deans, department chairs, program directors, faculty, and staff to build and sustain a culture of assessment that supports excellence in academic programs and enhances the students’ educational experience at AUC. AP-AA is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective plan for monitoring and evaluating program quality and ensuring the continuous improvement of academic programs as part of AUC’s wide plan of institutional effectiveness. AP-AA’s responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing academic leadership development activities as well as the implementation of effective and sustainable assessment of faculty and academic officers. AP-AA supports schools and academic departments in all aspects of the accreditation process to maintain existing and seek new international and regional accreditations. AP-AA also oversees the publication of the fully-searchable online the University catalog.
Alaa-Eldin Adris, Associate Provost for Research, Innovation, and Creativity
Adris is responsible for the leadership, management, and administration of research at AUC, and is instrumental in promoting, formalizing, and embedding creativity and successful innovation throughout the University. He reports to the provost and holds primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing all administrative initiatives in research, creativity, and innovation in support of AUC's vision, mission, and strategic direction. Also, he plays a key role in promoting AUC research and innovation nationally, regionally and internationally, and acts as an AUC liaison with external entities on matters that relate to its interest in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Aziza Ellozy, Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching
As the associate provost for transformative learning and teaching (AP-TLT), Ellozy provides administrative leadership in elevating institutional attention to undergraduate and graduate education and signaling its importance as a strategic priority of the university. Reporting directly to the provost, the AP-TLT encourages and facilitates innovations in pedagogy, and provides leadership for the integration of learning technologies into course design and for enhancing teaching effectiveness in blended and online learning modalities. The AP-TLT provides oversight over the Center for Learning and Teaching which includes, but is not limited to, fostering excellence in areas of faculty professional development.
Dina Adly, Associate Provost, Sponsored Programs
Adly provides specialized support to faculty to enable them to generate engaging, inter-disciplinary, and innovative proposals through her extensive familiarity with the policies and procedures applicable to different types of awards from a diverse sponsor base. She applies complex federal regulations within an institution’s administrative structure and interlinks funding agencies with faculty and the University departments to strengthen the institution’s grants management systems. She leads a team of pre and post-award professionals in AUC’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Principal Investigator Support Unit.
Randa Mohammad Kamel, Associate Provost for Admissions and Financial Support, Chief Enrollment Officer
Kamel holds the position of associate provost for admissions and financial support, chief enrollment officer. Her responsibilities cover admission, enrollment, financial aid, scholarships, and the Student Service Center. She is responsible for AUC’s Student Service Center that serves more than 100,000 visitors per year including prospective applicants, enrolled students, and alumni. She also leads the University's regional and international recruitment efforts.
Rachel Awad, Senior Director, Academic Affairs Projects
As the senior director of academic affairs projects, Awad works closely with the provost, associate provosts, and deans as well as the non-academic leadership of the University to implement a range of short and long-term academic projects. Her role includes strategizing, planning, aligning, and executing large-scale and complex projects in coordination with departments across the University. She also provides general leadership within the Office of the Provost.
Yvette Isaac, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs
Isaac assists the provost in matters related to faculty affairs such as hiring, reviews, leaves, promotion, and tenure. Her responsibilities also include preparing reports, advising the provost on staff issues in the academic area, and providing advice and support for academic affairs departments/units.
John Swanson, Special Advisor to the Provost
Swanson's tasks include assisting the provost’s efforts to improve management of the faculty promotion, tenure, and contract renewal process. He also works with the faculty and academic leadership of the University’s senate, schools, and departments to improve the flow of communications between the senior academic administration and the University faculty.
Hend M. Elziki
Elziki relieves the provost and the director, academic affairs projects of operational and administrative details and performs various administrative functions to ensure smooth daily operations are executed seamlessly within the Office of the Provost.
Injy Abbas, Senior Officer, Faculty Affairs
Abbas works closely with the assistant provost for faculty affairs, providing administrative support. She deals directly with all schools, departments, deans offices, and faculty members, answering their inquiries and helping them navigate any problems they may have.
Manager of Academic Communications
Mahfouz is responsible for developing and executing an integrated communications strategy for the Office of the Provost to promote AUC’s academic mission and strategic goals. She oversees communications with the AUC’s schools and senior leadership and manages events and large-scale activities organized by the Office of the Provost.
Amal Aly Wanas, Officer, Quality of Education Initiatives
Wanas assists the associate provost, transformative learning and teaching, in coordinating activities, researching relevant documentation, and producing briefs. She assists in the implementation of the various goals and objectives of AUC’s quality of education action plan, digital education initiative, and the learning spaces project.
Nada Zaki, Officer, Academic Affairs Planning and Finance
Zaki works closely with the provost, supporting financial transactions across all AUC academic units. She also handles the daily budget and financial transactions, procurement of equipment in the Office of the Provost.
Christine Wadie, Senior Administrative Affairs Assistant
Wadie provides administrative support to the Office of the Provost. She helps manage the daily activities of the provost and keeps him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities. Also, she contributes to a variety of special projects for the provost.
Caroline Nasr, Specialist, Academic Affairs
Nasr assists with all administrative tasks related to academic and faculty affairs, working closely with the assistant provost for faculty affairs and the administrative and faculty affairs officer. She also serves as a point of contact for calls and visitors to the Office of the Provost.