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The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) honored its female members of staff and faculty, thanking them for their contribution to the national economy and for the passion they bring to their roles since the University opened in September 2019. They were also recognized for their exceptional efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling learning continuity and facilitating the delivery of quality education. Six out of eight members of the senior management team are women, four of whom are Bahraini nationals. As the first American-style University in the Kingdom of Bahrain, embracing equality and diversity in faculty, staff and students is an integral part of the institution’s holistic approach.

AUBH Founding President, Dr. Susan E. Saxton commented: “When we first began to imagine AUBH, at the forefront of our thought process was a commitment to quality and diversity in our talent acquisition strategy. We have assembled a world-class team, and I am pleased to say that many of them are women who hold senior positions at the University. These dedicated professional women have made a personal commitment to raising the standard of education within the Kingdom and have brought the full force of their passion and drive to AUBH. I know that I represent the entire university when I say that they are an integral part of the team and we are lucky to have them at AUBH.”

Dr. Susan E. Saxton joined AUBH as Founding President in 2018, bringing over 25 years of educational expertise, with a focus on transformational leadership, corporate strategy, and academic program management. With the primary goal of providing a holistic experience that stretches beyond classroom learning into real-world application, Dr. Saxton was personally responsible for much of the onboarding of AUBH’s senior management team through a globally renowned educational recruitment specialist.

AUBH is the first private, American-style university in the Kingdom of Bahrain to offer a world-class educational experience. AUBH was established in line with the Kingdom’s plans to upscale the country’s academic quality and advance its status as an educational role model for the Arab region. With a strong emphasis on employability and cultural awareness, the AUBH experience is unique to this region. It combines dynamic instruction, hand-picked faculty, personalized mentorship, state-of-the-art premises, and a multi-cultural, thriving campus to help students achieve their career goals and transform into well-rounded, work-ready professionals.