University Senior Leadership
The University Senior Leadership is composed of senior administrative and academic leaders responsible for advising the president on operational and strategic matters. They are committed to leading the University with well-informed decision making, coordinating University-wide initiatives and policies, executing AUC's strategic plan and exploring new opportunities.
Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman
Ehab Abdel-Rahman, professor of physics, is AUC's provost. His responsibilities include shaping and implementing AUC’s academic vision and building the size and quality of the faculty.
Vice President for Marketing Communication and Public Affairs Dina Abulfotuh
VP Dina Abulfotuh is responsible for creating a marketing and promotional arm for AUC, while building connections from the inside-out and outside-in between the campus and all stakeholder groups. Working with a diverse and multi-talented team, Abulfotuh is responsible for the design and execution of the University's global positioning, in particular as AUC prepares for its Centennial celebration in 2019-2020.
Vice President for Student Life Deena Boraie
VP Deena Boraie's primary focus is the provision of high-quality programs, services, and co-curricular education as integral elements of AUC’s mission. These encompass all support services ancillary to students' academic success, including student governance, activities, events, clubs, organizations, conduct and advocacy, student development and leadership, well-being, athletics, and residential life. From orientation to graduation into a lifelong alumni network, her vision is to support and inspire students by engaging students in transformative experiences beyond the classroom to prepare them for their lifelong journeys.
Vice President for University Affairs and Chief of Staff Ranya Boraie
VP Ranya Boraie serves as the president's primary strategic liaison with University and community constituencies. She works closely with the president on a wide range of strategic initiatives, special projects and is responsible for a diverse portfolio that addresses student representation to the University as well as University governance. She is an AUC alumna and has been working in the University since 2006; prior to that her work experience was from the business world, in addition to several years in the public sector and cultural-educational institutions.
Vice President for Advancement and the Americas Bruce Flessner
VP Bruce Flessner's focus is on empowering North American operations in recruiting American students, raising private gifts, securing research grants, opening doors for alumni, supporting the AUC Press, managing the endowment, and raising AUC’s global visibility.
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Gordon Handke
Gordon Handke is vice president for finance and chief financial officer. His responsibilities include oversight of the financial resources and the procurement processes of the University in both New Cairo and New York offices. He leads the development and implementation of finance, budget and procurement policies, service standards and procedures that effectively align resources to provide faculty, staff and students with the resources required to achieve AUC's overall strategic priorities.
Counselor Ashraf Hatem
Ashraf Hatem's responsibilities include liaising between the Egyptian authorities and the University. He maintains contacts with national universities and the Supreme Council of Universities to develop good relations with AUC and help implement the accreditation process for all academic degrees.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Sunanda Holmes
Sunanda Holmes is AUC's first general counsel and chief compliance officer. She spearheads both strategy and its implementation across our many lines of management operations and services, making use of her extensive background in international higher education institutional compliance matters in the U.S. and the Middle East.
Vice President for Management and Operations Shereen Shaker
Shereen Shaker is vice president for management and operations. Her responsibilities include overseeing facilities management, campus buildings and operations including projects planning, design and construction, campus services, faculty housing and transportation, University events, food services, sustainability, security, environmental health and safety, travel and business support, and medical services.