American University of Beirut

The Team

Nizar Jawhar,
Director of University Statistics for Academic Affairs

Brings a wealth of administrative experience and a critical understanding of AUB’s enrollment issues. As the director of ESMU, he:

  • Performs analytical studies in support of administration decision making in areas such as enrollment management, faculty productivity, cost of instruction, ranking student retention and success,

  • Implements AUB admission policy in support of rendering admissions decisions,

  • Oversees the maintenance of the Institutional Research data warehouse; assures the integrity of all data captures and programmatic development,

  • Serves on AUB’s Executive Admissions Committee.

Jean Abi Saab
Senior Research Analyst

Brings advanced research techniques to bear in all areas of enrollment management, including admissions, financial aid, retention and graduation. As a data scientist, he:

  • Assists the director in providing enhanced approaches to data analysis, trend analysis and forecasting methods, ​

  • Supports the operational and planning functions of the Enrollment Statistics and Management Unit,

  • Provides academic affairs statistics and reports needed for the Provost office,

  • Provides leadership in identifying data and business need and directing software solutions to meet those needs,

  • Serves on IT committees to increase the flexibility of student information system and institutional reporting.

Hiba El Khatib
Data Management Specialist

Maintains a database that supports the mission of the office and serve as a specialist in information delivery to all units on campus, academic and administrative. As a database administrator, she:

  • Manages and administers an Oracle database server including the automation of data processing and report production

  • Handles all data generation tasks including dashboards, CDS and other surveys,

  • Delivers Business Intelligence solutions, through the expansion of a data warehouse and the creation of data marts,

  • Conducts ad-hoc and routine BI reporting. 

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