President

AUC's president is the chief executive officer of the University and oversees all its operations. The president provides leadership and supervises the strategic actions that advance the overall direction, vision and values of the institution.  

The president works with the provost, the University's chief academic officer, on all issues related to academic programs. The provost is responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s academic vision, building the size and quality of its faculty, and ensuring that the quality of research and education are at par with the University’s mission and goals. 

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Ahmad S. Dallal currently serves as dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and previously served as provost at the American University of Beirut (AUB) from 2009 to 2015. A prominent scholar of Islamic studies, Dallal has taught at AUB, Stanford University, Yale University, Smith College and Georgetown University, where he also served as chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

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University Senior Leadership

University Senior Leadership is one of AUC leadership pillars that is dedicated to creating a University environment that promotes excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and service.

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Associates Program

Established in 1981 and formerly known as the Presidential Internship Program, the Presidential Associates Program (rebranded October 2018) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo, and learn Arabic.

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Former Presidents

From AUC’s first president Charles Watson in 1919 to former President Christopher Thoron (1969 – 1973), who established the University as a creditable institution by securing official recognition for academic degrees, AUC looks back through its presidential history and major accomplishments that led the University to thrive as Egypt’s global university.

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