President, Dar Al-Hekma University
Dr. Suhair Hasan Al Qurashi is the President of Dar Al-Hekma University, one of the first and leading private academic institutions for women in Saudi Arabia. She received a Ph.D. in Education and an M.P.E. in Educational Research from Cambridge University, U.K.
Dr. Al Qurashi participated in several executive leadership trainings in Oxford University, Harvard University and Pennsylvania University. As a specialist in the evaluation of higher education and quality management, Dr. Al Qurashi has initiated and successfully pursued the national and international accreditation of Dar Al-Hekma University with both the “National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
To enhance opportunities for growth and expansion, Dr. Al Qurashi has actively cultivated partnerships with academic, cultural and scientific institutions and organizations around the world. She has forged academic partnerships with world class universities such as the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; School of Architecture and Planning at University of Colorado; College of Engineering and Haas Business School at University of California, Berkeley; Teachers College at Columbia University.
Dr. Al Qurashi received several awards and honorary appointments amongst them the award of distinction from The Lebanese Culture Ministry and The Lebanese Education Ministry, for her outstanding contributions to higher education. Dr. Al Qurashi has participated and presented papers at numerous national and international conferences.