University Continually Expanding International Media Presence

Rector Meets and Honors Media Center Staff
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King Khalid University - Media Center

 

His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, affirmed the importance of the university's global media presence. Last week he met with representatives of the university Media Center at the main campus to discuss both recent and upcoming media initiatives. The consensus among the participants is that the university will continue to produce current and high-quality content across several media platforms in order to further enhance King Khalid University's standing among global educational institutions.

 

Rector Al-Solamy explained that in today's interconnected world, a university must be media savvy. Showcasing the university's capabilities and activities is the best way to attract the best students and faculty members. In support of this policy, the university maintains four active Twitter accounts for university departments (Admissions, Graduate Studies, Student Affairs, Community Services) in Arabic. The departmental accounts focus on activities and issues of interest to those within the Kingdom. Also, the university maintains two general interest, foreign language Twitter accounts (English and French) for international consumption. The Media Center has primary responsibility over these social media accounts.

 

Al-Solamy: "… in today's interconnected world a university must be media savvy. Showcasing the university's capabilities and activities is the best way to attract the best students and faculty members."

 

The Rector noted that General Directorate of Information Technology is in the process of preparing a comprehensive electronic service platform service system. The purpose of this new system is to organize and streamline the flow of information generated on social media. He also stated that the university is also pursuing initiatives to expand the university's presence on other media platforms.

 

The Rector honored all of the faculty and staff members of the Media Center for their continuing hard work. General Supervisor of the Media Center, Dr. Mufleh Al-Qahtani thanked the Rector for his patronage and support. Al-Qahtani reiterated the importance of social media to raise awareness of the university and burnish its global image. He also noted that success in the media is an inter-departmental effort which requires input from other functional units. Media Center Assistant Supervisor, Mrs. Noura Abdul Qader Amer, confirmed that the center is currently working on a number of publications to add to the university's media portfolio.