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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, led the ceremony for those faculty members retiring this academic year. The Internal Communication Administration and the Deanship of Employee Affairs organized the event held at the Green Mountain in Abha. The university routinely honors its retirees as a gesture of gratitude for their service to King Khalid University and the Kingdom.

 

In his opening remarks, the Rector explained that retirees are a unique and valued group. They are still considered members of the university community even though their employment has ended. The Rector thanked the organizers and all of the participants and guests. He then congratulated the retirees and thanked them for their many years of dedicated service.

 

Vice Dean of Faculty and Staff Affairs, Dr. Ali Al-Olayan, thanked His Excellency, the Rector, who has consistently supported all faculty members and staff. Prof. Qassim bin Ahmed Al-Almai gave a speech on behalf of the retiring faculty. He thanked the Rector for the retirement celebration. He further noted that all retirees cherished their years at King Khalid University and will always look upon their careers with great fondness.

 

The Internal Communication Administration and the Deanship of Employee Affairs organized a parallel retirement event for the female campus retirees. University Vice Rector, Dr. Khuloud Abu Melha, led the event at the Community Service and Continuing Education Theater at the Al-Lasan Campus. Vice Dean of Faculty and Staff Affairs, Dr. Shanifah Al-Qarni, described the event as a token gesture of gratitude for the efforts of retiring members. She thanked the university Rectors and Vice Rectors for their support.

 

The ceremony included a video presentation titled 'A Giving Nation'; followed by a speech by Dr. Salha Al-Sharian, during which she thanked the retirees. She noted that the retirees represent a long and storied history of service to the university.

 

At the end of the ceremony, the Vice Rector honored the retirees and thanked them for their efforts.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, led the graduation ceremony for the 210 female students receiving diplomas in applied education programs at the university at the Al-Lasan Campus.

 

Under the patronage of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education celebrated the graduation of 210 female students from the applied diplomas program at the Deanship, in the presence of Vice Rector, Dr. Khuloud Abu Melha.

 

The ceremony began with the national anthem. In her opening remarks, Assistant Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Abeer Al-Medawi, congratulated the graduates. She thanked the Rector and Vice Rector for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, for their unwavering support of the program. She also thanked the Dean of the Community Service and Continuing Education program, Dr. Omar Ageel, for all of his efforts during the academic year.

 

Representing the graduating class, student Nouf Saleh Muhi, expressed her gratitude to the university and all of its faculty and staff for providing a wonderful educational opportunity. She said that the university experience will play a big part in each alumni's future success.

 

The ceremony concluded with Vice Rector Abu Melha honoring the students and wishing them well in all of their future endeavors.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, led the ceremony inaugurating the iT Data Center at the university main campus at Greger. A number of Vice Rectors, Deans and faculty members attended at the ceremony.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'We are grateful for the iT Department's timely and high-quality services. The department's prowess is a reflection of the university's commitment to technological innovation and digital transformation'.

 

The event began with introductions of the iT staff, followed by a tour of the iT Administration facilities. The Rector commended the iT Department for its outstanding work. 'We are grateful for the iT Department's timely and high- quality services. The department's prowess is a reflection on the university's commitment to technological innovation and digital transformation' he said.

 

CIO Salem Alelyani thanked the Rector for his continuing support of the department. He also thanked his staff for their hard work. CIO Alelyani explained that data services play an important role in ensuring a high level of quality and efficiency in any large institution's operational and administrative functions. He further noted that the university data center seeks certification for 'International Tier 3 Status' which will give the university recognition for world-class data management capabilities.

 

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Rector thanked the Data Center staff and the iT Administration for their hard work and excellent results.

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King Khalid University's College of Education recently signed a partnership agreement with Ain Shams University. The purpose of the agreement is to collaboratively leverage the resources and talents of each university to enhance the performance of both. The scope of the agreement includes bi-lateral ventures in: Graduate programs, scientific publication, scientific research, conventions, conferences, seminars, and academic exchange programs.

 

This agreement is the culmination of meetings among the Dean of the Faculty of Education at King Khalid University, Dr. Abdullah Al-Qasi, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Farah Al-Kardam, and the Vice-Rector of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Dr. Abdul Nasser Najjar. Dean Al-Qasi stated that the joint venture agreement demonstrates each institution's commitment to international cooperation and continuous academic development.

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Under the patronage of His Excellency the King Khalid University rector  Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solami, and in the presence of the university vice rector of Female Student Affairs  Dr. Khuloud Abumalha, the University’s Quality and Development Agency ,represented by the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality is to hold the Honoring ceremony for  the Development program participants in the university reception hall in Al Asaan campus. 

 

On  her part,  the vice dean of the Academic Development and Quality Dr. Hessa Al-Maloud confirmed that university prioritizes employee development believing in the  importance of improving the performance of the university employee. She pointed out that the number of trainees in the internal  program reached 24 trainees from all colleges, while the number of trainers for the Consultant of Quality Management Systems  wad 12 trainees from all university  faculties, finally  the number of trainees in the  preparation of the Second Generation of administrative leaders  reached 41 trainees from all female  colleges and support deanships. 

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Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, King Khalid University will be hosting the 16th annual meeting for the Admissions Directors of the GCC Universities and Educational Institutions on the 26th of Shaban at Abha Palace Hotel.

 

The meeting was organized by the Deanship of Admission and Registration at King Khalid University and the Secretariat of the Deanship of Admissions and Registration Committee at Universities and Institutions of Higher Education in the GCC countries. The purpose of the meeting is to promote cooperation among GCC countries with respect to admissions and registration work among Gulf region universities.

 

More than 50 GCC universities and their respective leaders are expected to participate in this event.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, sponsored the closing ceremony of the 14th research day activities which was organized by the Deanship of Scientific Research in cooperation with the research centers in the university faculties and departments.

 

In his speech, Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of university research activities. He noted that research is a vital skill for faculty and students, and that universities play a vital role in advancing scientific progress in many disciplines through research. The Rector also stated that King Khalid University has made great strides in expanding research efforts over the last two years. This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the research units at all colleges and campuses.

 

The Rector also explained his future plans for research at the university. 'We will further expand the scope and breadth of scientific research across many disciplines and encourage increased participation throughout female campuses and departments'.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'We will further expand the scope and breadth of scientific research across many disciplines and encourage increased participation throughout female campuses and departments'.

 

In his speech, Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamid Al-Qarni, stated that research is the cornerstone of the university's strategic plan and a critical goal in attaining recognition as a top 200 university worldwide.

 

He thanked the Rector for his support and continuing focus on research capabilities within the university system. The Dean also congratulated the university for increasing scientific publication by 78% year over year.

 

The ceremony concluded with honoring the outstanding researchers and research centers as follows:

 

  • Dr. Ibrahim Sayed; Faculty of Science, Physics Department - Most Published Researcher;
  • Dr. Ola Al-Haqan; Faculty of Science, Physics Department - Highest Research Published in 2018;
  • Dr. Hamed Al-Ghrama; Top University Publishing Center Award for 2018;
  • Notable Collegiate Awards (in ranking order): College of Science, Faculty of Languages & Translation, Faculty of Humanities.
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Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, the General Directorate of Information Technology will hold the first annual Digital Transformation Award on Tuesday. The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize participant achievements and highlight the Kingdom's goal of using technology to increase productivity.

 

CIO Salem Alelyani explained that the award aims to increase awareness and encourage operational efficiencies through digital transformation initiatives.

 

The categories for the award include: The top five university websites, the top five personal websites, notable e-prints, and the most active accounts. It is based on specific criteria evaluated by a specialized team. The awards also include: Best digital content, digital empowerment and qualification, digital education, and qualitative initiatives.

 

The Rector's Digital Transformation Award meeting will include a number of specialized workshops.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, recently hosted a ceremony honoring the Safety and Security Department. University Vice Rector, Dr. Mohammad Al-Hasoon, welcomed the attendees and thanked the Rector for his efforts and continued support for university activities and projects. Vice Rector Al-Hasoon thanked the university employees for their efforts with the General Department of Safety and Security this academic year. The Rector then presented honors to the Vice Rector and 80 outstanding university employees.

 

After the ceremony, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy met with the Dean of Library Affairs in preparation for a meeting with representatives of the Saudi Digital Library. The advisor to the Minister of Education and the General Supervisor of the Saudi Digital Library are expected to attend. The Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Naser, explained that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss fields of mutual interest and the e-publication of theses.

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King Khalid University recently conducted several training workshops under the Digital Transformation Initiative. King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, sponsored the events in collaboration with the General Directorate of Information Technology.

 

The first workshop was titled 'Techniques to Managing Electronic Content Using Drupal'. This presentation focused on the development of original content specifically utilizing images and translations. Other issues addressed include web page design and website management (ie. Bootstrap). The workshop finished with a discussion of content archiving procedures.

 

The second session was titled 'Tools to Enrich Arabic Electronic Content'. It explored the importance of Arabic language content on the internet. The presentation reviewed current Arabic language websites and internet resources. In addition, there was a lengthy discussion about strategies and resources for publishing original Arabic content and ways in which certain resources support multi-lingual content. The session concluded with a presentation on Wikipedia publishing and languages.

 

The third workshop titled 'An Overview of Digital Virtual Laboratories at King Khalid University and its Components' explained the laboratories on university campuses utilize virtual hardware technology (VPCC), to effectuate centralized management of laboratory equipment and technology.

 

The event also included a session titled 'Digital Ambassadors Meeting for Google Account Services'. The presenters reviewed the uses for Google Cloud Services, which is provided through the IT Department to all university employees free of charge. This technical training session explained how to create and modify spreadsheets and documents using Google Drive to save files on the worldwide cloud. The team also provided explanations on how to use Google for task management and keeping notes, along with a brief review of optional services available to university faculty and staff.

 

Another session titled 'Automating the University's Services and its Impact on Digital Transformation' discussed the concept of digital transformation, the goals of digital transformation and the strategies for re-engineering IT procedures at the university. Dr. Khaled Suhaim, CIO Salim Alelyani, and Vice CIO Mohammed Al-Saqer discussed the Kingdom's digital vision and the role of universities in digital transformation.

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