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AUSAA Council elects its second Board
American University of Sharjah Alumni Association (AUSAA) held its second election on May 26 to elect representatives to the Association's Board.
The election, which was administered by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA) is yet another significant milestone in the Association's life. After a quorum was established, the following officers were elected by the members of the AUSAA Council to represent the next phase of the AUS Alumni Association and the 7000 graduates of the University for the next two years:
The newly elected officers are:
- Alumnus Ahmed Al-Jbori, '05 SBM, President;
- Alumna Budoor Al-Amoudi, '05 CEN, Vice President;
- Alumnus Ahmed Al Reyami, '08 CEN, Executive of the Council;
- Alumnus Ahmed Al-Naqbi, '02 CEN, Treasurer
- Alumna Melissa Bayik, '04 CAAD, Executive of Administration
Dr. Peter Heath, AUS Chancellor, congratulated the newly elected members and wished them success in fulfilling their responsibility of taking AUSAA to greater heights of excellence, distinction and achievement.
"I am pleased at the great sense of professionalism and collegiality. This shows the dynamic role the AUSAA plays in that it regularly involves several thousands of its members in its governance and in various activities," said Dr. Heath.
Dr. Nada Mourtada-Sabbah, AUS Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs, expressed her satisfaction at the high level of participation and involvement of the University's graduates in this election where a number of outstanding candidates competed. She also thanked the AUSAA Council members for taking time out of their weekend to take part in the second elections of the Board, especially as many came from overseas.
"AUS alumni leaders, as the University's youngest ambassadors, continue to play an important role in enhancing the reputation of AUS in the region and beyond. You, our educated alumni, will take the necessary improvements for society when it comes to your turn in assuming the mantle of leadership," said Dr. Mourtada-Sabbah.
Ahmed Al Jbori, AUSAA President-elect, "thanked his fellow council members for the confidence they entrusted him with and pledged to commit every effort to leading the AUS Alumni Association to the highest spheres of excellence and fulfillment."
Dr. Heath and Dr. Mourtada-Sabbah also expressed their sincere gratitude to members of the previous AUSAA Board under the leadership of AUSAA President Sheikha Azza Al Nuaimi for their accomplishments during the past year. These members were: Musbah Abu Jarad, AUSAA Vice President; Karim AbouAjram, AUSAA Executive of Council; Ahmed Al Jbori, AUSAA Treasurer; Melissa Bayik, AUSAA Executive of Administration; Abdullah El Shazly, Director of Institutional Advancement; and Sheikh Mohammed Faisal Al Qassimi, Founding AUSAA President.