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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT) was formed and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education in August 2016. The core responsibility of the BoT is an advisory one where it makes comments and recommendations and provides guidance for the college strategic directions and the policies. The BoT comprises of members representing the shareholders, the MoHE, the industry, and the private and government sector. It has to meet twice every year and the agenda of the meetings and the working papers have to be sent to the members two weeks before the meeting. In addition, the Chair has the right to call for extra ordinary meetings if three members have requested it.

 

A.  Membership

      The Board of Trustees comprises of:

  1. One Independent Chair
  2. One member representing Ministry of Higher Education
  3. Two members representing the investors of GC
  4. Three members  who are experts in different fields
  5. Two members from the College

 

B.  Duties and Responsibilities

      The Board of Trustees has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. To approve policies that would raise the reputation of the college and perform its mission;
  2. To recommend the annual budget of the college to be approved by the Board of Directors;
  3. To approve the appointment of the Dean, Deputy Deans, Heads of Faculty, Centre Managers based on the recommendations made by the College Board;
  4. To make recommendations related to the formation of new academic faculties, centres and departments to be approved by the Ministry of Higher Education;
  5. To study the recommendations made by the College Board as per the authority level of the Board of Trustees;
  6. To approve the tuition fees as per the regulations set by the Ministry of Higher Education;
  7. To make decisions related to student admission policies based on the regulations set by the Partner University and the Ministry of Higher Education;
  8. To make the decisions related to the grants, or donations offered to Gulf College based on the policies set by the Ministry of Higher Education;
  9. To endorse the final audited annual accounts and submit them to the Board of Directors for final approval;
  10. To approve internal regulations and college bylaws.

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