Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Leadership

University Governance


President of the University: Amine Bensaid

  • Chief Operating Officer: Yassir Touhami
  • Chief Human Engagement and Growth Officer: Houda Zbiri
  • Institutional Research and Effectiveness: Cherif Bel Fekih
  • Chief Marketing Officer: Hamza Dalil


Vice President for Academic Affairs: Chris Taylor 

  • Associate Vice President for Liberal Arts: Kevin Smith
  • Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Organizational Effectiveness: Karim Moustaghfir
  • Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza
  • Dean, School of Business Administration: Hasan Fehmi Baklaci
  • Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Abdelkrim Marzouk
  • Dean, School of Science and Engineering: Tajje-Eddine Rachidi
  • Director, Language Center: Ali Khejjou
  • Director, Mohammed VI Libray: Abdelhamid Lotfi
  • Director, Director of Continuing Education and Regional Development: Abdelkrim Marzouk
  • Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in charge of Student Support Services / Director, Enrollment ServicesLatifa Ouanaim
  • Registrar and Assistant Director, Enrollment Services: Smail Moujahid
  • Director, Social Science Research Institute: Nizar Messari
  • Interim Director, Al Akhawayn School of Ifrane: Stephen Davis Trevathan
  • Coordinator, First-Year Experience Program: Ahmed Khallaayoune
  • Coordinator, Center for Learning Excellence: Mhammed Chraibi
  • Coordinator, Center for Learning Technologies: Hassan Darhmaoui
  • Coordinator, Honors Programs: Rossitsa Varadinova Borkowski
  • Project Manager, Center for Business Ethics: Wafa El Garah

Chief Financial Officer: Saad Lahlou

  • Assistant CFO and Director, Business Services: Abdelhak Benseddik
  • Director, Procurement and Infrastructure Development: Said Nouamani
  • Director of Information Technology Services: Hamid Harroud
  • Director, Grounds and Maintenance: Mohammed Jadid 
  • Director, Security and Safety Department: Rachid Laghnimi
  • Acting Manager, Purchasing Services: Lhoussaine Oumaidi 

Dean of Student Affairs: Abdessamad Fatmi

  • Director, Athletics and Campus Life: Adil Kamane
  • Director for Internationalization & PartnershipsBrian Seilstad
  • Head of Student Listening Unit: Ghita Ettahri Moussalit
  • Interim Manager, Campus StoreSalem Benzidi
  • CounselorAure Veyssière
  • Physician, Manager, Health CenterAdnane Guennoun
  • Manager, Restaurant ServicesHicham Hafid
  • Student Activities Office: Mhammed Chraibi
  • Housing and Residence Life Associate Manager: Hamid Nouamani
  • Coordinator, Leadership Development Institute: Duncan Rinehart
  • Imam: Zakaria El Khaoua
  • Chaplain to the Christian Community: Karen Thomas Smith
  • Azrou Center for Community Development