Akel I. Kahera, Ph.D.

Hallema S. Sharif 
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
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


Mr. Brian Shaw
Senior Executive Director, President’s Office – VCU

Dr. Jelena Trkulja

Director of Education, Qatar Museums

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

Dr. Samuel Hoi
President, Maryland Institute College of Art

Mr. Jeffrey Nesin
Provost, School of Visual Arts,New York

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

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

Ex-officio members

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