Akel I. Kahera, Ph.D.

Dr. Donald Baker Ph.D.
Executive Dean

Hallema S. Sharif 
Interim Executive Director of Communications & External Relations

Valerie Jeremijenko
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Greet Provoost
Assistant Dean, Enrollment and Registration Services

Michael John Arrighi
Chief Safety Officer

Hissa Al-Garni
Director of Strategic Engagement and Business Development

Academic Chairs

Sean Roberts 
Interim Director of Art History

Sandra Wilkins
Chair of Fashion Design

Cherif Amor
Chair of Interior Design

Rhys Himsworth
Director of Painting & Printmaking

Patty Paine
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Byrad Yelland
Interim Director of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Simone Muscolino
Director of Foundation

Peter Martin
Interim Chair of Graphic Design

Members of the Joint Advisory Board


Dr. Gail Hackett
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, VCU

Dr. Ahmad Hasnah
President, HBKU


Shawn Brixey
Dean, VCU School of the Arts

Karol Gray
Vice President of Finance & Budget, VCU

Dr. Jelena Trkulja
Director of Education, Qatar Museums

Mr. Venka Purushothaman
Vice-President (Academic) & Provost, LASALLE College of the Arts

Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad bin Khalifa University

Ex-officio members

Akel I. Kahera, Ph.D.
Dean, VCUQatar

Dr. Mounir Hamdi
Dean, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University