Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Leadership

University Governance


President of the University: Driss Ouaouicha

  • Institutional Research and Effectiveness: Cherif Bel Fekih
  • Ombuds Office: Mohammed Dahbi
  • Head of Audit Unit: Zaynab Brown


Vice President for Academic Affairs: Nizar Messari

  • Assistant Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research: Khalid Sendide
  • Assitant Vice President for Academic Affairs: Violetta Cavalli-Sforza
  • Dean, School of Business Administration: Mary Grace Neville
  • Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Abdelkrim Marzouk
  • Dean, School of Science and Engineering: Kevin Smith
  • 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
  • Director, Al Akhawayn School of Ifrane: Joseph Kotarski
  • Directors, Center for Learning Excellence: Ahmed Khallaayoune and Mhammed Chraibi
  • Coordinator, Center for Learning Technologies: Hassan Darhmaoui
  • Coordinator, Honors Programs: Rossitsa Varadinova Borkowski
  • Coordinator, Hillary Clinton Center for Women's Empowerment: Doris Gray
  • Project Manager, Center for Business Ethics: Wafa ElGarah

Chief Financial Officer: Abdelaziz Benlafqih

  • Assistant CFO and Director, Business Services: Abdelhak Benseddik
  • Director, Human Resources and Administration: Said Nouamani
  • Director, Grounds and Maintenance: Mohammed Jadid 
  • Director, Security and Safety Department: Larbi Hariz
  • Acting Manager, Purchasing Services: Lhoussaine Oumaidi 

Vice President for Student Affairs: Moncef Lahlou

  • Director, Athletics and Campus Life: Adil Kamane
  • Senior Director for Internationalization & PartnershipsAmy Fishburn
  • Interim Manager, Campus StoreSalem Benzidi
  • CounselorAure Veyssière
  • Physician, Manager, Health CenterAdnane Guennoun
  • Manager, Restaurant ServicesHicham Hafid
  • Interim Manager, Student Activities: Salaheddine Zekri
  • Housing and Residence Life Manager: Dounia Chayabaynou
  • Housing and Residence Life Associate Manager: Hamid Nouamani
  • Coordinator, Leadership Development Institut: Duncan Rinehart
  • Imam: Zakaria El Khaoua
  • Chaplain to the Christian Community: Karen Thomas Smith
  • Interim Director, Azrou Center for Community Development: Malika Iguenfer

Director of Development and Communication: Afifa El Bayed 

Development and Communication Assistant Manager: Soukaina Ouarab 
  • Yassine Kaouini: Graphic Design and Layout
  • Amal Mrhailaf: Alumni & Career Services
  • Soukaina Ouarab: Internal Communication
  • Hassnaa Qara: Project Management
  • Abdelouhab Taoufiq: Events Management and Web technologies
  • Marwa Tellal: External Communication

Director of Information Technology Services: Hamid Harroud