American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) announced a new appointment to an endowed chair along with new faculty and staff promotions across several departments.
Dr. Wolfgang Hinck, Vice President, Academic Affairs, has been named the University’s first M.J. Al-Rahim Chair of Business. The appointment was made pursuant to the authority granted to the President by the Board of Trustees, in accordance with AUIS’s policy on Endowed Chairs and Professorships and after consultation with the Board’s Academic and Student Relations Committee. Endowed (named) chairs and professorships are reserved for distinguished scholars and teachers. Dr. Wolfgang formerly held two named professorships at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
Also in the Academic Department, Drs. Akeel Abbas and Ramazan Uctu have been promoted to Associate Professors in the English and Business Departments respectively.
Mr. Salahaddin Tahir Sharif has been named Director of the Facilities Management Department after serving as acting director since 2019.
Ms. Rava Khorshid has been named Interim Director of AUIS’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Ms. Khorshid was formerly PDI’s Business Development Manager.