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Standing Committees



The following nine committees are university-wide standing committees that deal with major issues of interest to the University.  They are formed each year based on nominations submitted by each Dean to the President of the University who then consults with the University Council and appoints the committees.  Below is a short description of the function of each committee followed by its membership list.  

Based on his consultation with the Deans, President Elie A. Salem appointed the University Committees as listed below.  The term of these Committees expires on August 31, 2017​.

  1. ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
  2. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
  3. SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE
  4. CONSTRUCTION & TENDER COMMITTEE
  5. LIBRARY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
  6. ORIENTATION COMMITTEE
  7. UNIVERSITY WIDE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
  8. COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE

ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

The Admissions Committee concerns itself with admission decisions to the University. It has the final say on admission decisions. Admission decisions taken by each Faculty are brought to the Admissions Committee for confirmation and approval. In addition, the Admissions Committee studies and sets the University admission standards, and reviews them periodically.

Abdel-Rahman, Abir
Beaini, Joseph
El Debs, Hamid
Haroun, Nadine
Hawi, Jihad
Karam, Marc
Khoury, Carmen
Moubayed, Walid (Chairman)
Salem, Laure
Zakhariou, Christine
Zerbe, Hikmat


ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
This committee deals with all disciplinary matters referred to it by Faculties, administrators or professors such as cases of academic dishonesty, plagiarism and disturbance of peace, violence etc… The committee can impose sanctions ranging from suspension for one semester to lifetime expulsion from the University. An appeal of its decisions may be brought up to the University Council level.

Daoud, Ziad (Chairman)
Issa, Johnny
Kassab, Rima
Khairallah, Antoine
Melki, Fr. Antoine
Nassif, Fr. Bassam
Tawk, Lina
Williams, Peter
Yared, Diana


SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE
The University of Balamand gives a significant amount of financial aid to its students every year. The Scholarship Committee studies financial aid applications to determine eligibility and the amount of aid a student should receive.

Abdel-Nour, Sharif
Abdel-Rahman, Abir
Aouad, Samer
Balaa, Rodrigue
Dahdah, Georges (Ex-Officio)
Echtay, Karim
Estephane, Jane
Gergess, Antoine (Ex-Officio)
Haddad, Joseph
Kuran, Omaya
Moubayed, Walid (Chairman)


CONSTRUCTION & TENDER COMMITTEE
The tender committee concerns itself with studying tender documents for projects and deciding on major equipment and material purchases for the University.

Dahdah, Georges
Hawi, Philip
Inati, Elie
Khoury, Nizam
Moubayed, Walid
Najjar, Michel (Chairman)


LIBRARY & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
The Library Committee is in charge of the strategic issues related to the library. It works on receiving the Library requirements of each Faculty and fitting them to the overall acquisition strategy of the University. The committee works closely with the Library Committee in each Faculty.

Ayoub, Olga (Chairperson)
Dableh, Saydeh
Habib, Michel
Kanaan, Amjad
Mardini, Patrick
Najm, Simon
Nasr, Zeina
Ofeish, Sami
Rishmany, Jihad
Rouaiheb, Hiba
Sarraf, Rima
Tabet, Maria


ORIENTATION COMMITTEE
The Orientation Committee works on the student orientation strategy of the whole University. It organizes the agenda for the school visits throughout Lebanon and the region. It also works on the participation of the University in college fairs inLebanon and the region. It organizes the Open House days at the University, where students and parents are hosted at the University for the purpose of educating them about the University and the different programs it offers.

Abbas, Nivine
Abche, Antoine
Abdel-Rahman, Abir
Annous, Samer
Ayoub, Olga
Ayush, Daniel
Farah, George
Farah, Ibrahim
Germanos, Peggy
Imad, Rodrigue
Hajjar, Mario
Kfoury, Adib
Khalil, Elias
Khoury, Carmen
Manneh, Rima
Moubayed, Walid (Chairman)
Yacoub, Laurent
Ziadeh, George


UNIVERSITY WIDE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The Curriculum Committee deals with common curriculum issues for the whole University. Its main focus is to assess and improve the university-wide required courses and the interdisciplinary programs. It serves as a consultant body to the University Council prior to the implementation of any new program.

Abbas, Abdul Wahed
Berro, Abdo
Charif, Husni
Dennaoui, Elie
Fiani, Pauline
Georgi, Fr. Porphyrios
Haidar, Mazen
Khachab, Maha
Moubayed, Walid (Ex-Officio)
Nasr, Karim (Chairman)
Rai, Habib
Shikhani, May


COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE

Alameddine, Abdel Menhem
Ayoub, Olga
Azar, Fr. John
Berro, Abdo
Gergess, Antoine
Hawi, Philip
Jadayel, Oussama (Chairman)
Khoury, Nizam
Khoury, Yvonne
Moubayed, Walid
Najjar, Michel
Serhan, Carla
Tawk, Issam
Zachariou, Yanni
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