Higher education is becoming a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy. The imperative for countries to improve employment skills calls for quality teaching within educational institutions.

Alfaisal University has a commitment in providing quality educational programs, to its students as the future of the Kingdom and the world depends on our children and our university students receiving the best instruction.

As a student centered and research focused institution Alfaisal has the obligation to ensure the most qualified international experts are recruited as faculty to enhance the undergraduate experience and student learning.

Alfaisal University is proud to announce the hiring of an imminent scholar, Dr. Bajis Dodin,  to lead    the   College of Business (COB).    Prior to joining Alfaisal, Prof. Dodin has been serving as Associate Dean and Professor of Operations Management & Management Science (OM/MS) at the University of California Riverside (UCR).

Known for his academic distinction in the field of  OM/MS both in research and teaching Prof. Dodin has additionally occupied a number of senior administrative positions such as Department Head and Associate Dean at UCR; he was credited with improving the program of the School of Business at UCR to become one of the top business schools in the US.

Under the leadership of Prof. Dodin, the COB is well positioned and poised to offer effective and rich programs to Alfaisal’s students and bring the college to new competitive levels.   Hiring academics of the caliber of Prof. Dodin is part of Alfaisal’s strategy and continuous quest to become a world-class university known for its leadership roles in education and in producing original knowledge contributions in the fields of business, engineering, medicine, and science.  Our students are fortunate to have access to a world-class education here at the very heart of Riyadh.

Alfaisal University Provost, announced the new Deans appointment after a long search and said, “Prof Dodin’s passion is to see Business students taught really well and for them to do great things in the world, his commitment to research excellence, and his vision for engaging strongly outside the University and the College made him the outstanding choice to lead Alfaisal College of Business.

“He brings a global perspective, a talent for developing strong relationships with donors and industrial partners, and has the experience of working across disciplines that will support the Business College focus on academic excellence and help it to flourish within AlfaisaI’s science, engineering and medicine-focused environment.