It gives me great pleasure to share with you the first edition of our semi-annual e-newsletter. This new initiative will be the lens through which we, at the Office for Regional External Programs (REP), will be accentuating the work of our consultants, highlighting new offerings, and sharing with you firsthand insights on our strategic goals and directions. Aside from our enhanced homepage and social media channels, our e-newsletter will be a vital platform through which we welcome your insights to further advance AUB's impact and outreach regionally, internationally, and globally.
In addition to representing AUB's external arm in terms of consulting and professional training, REP symbolizes the conduit for disruptive innovation in the region and beyond. REP continues to engage in unique ways with universities and colleges to elevate the quality of higher education in those institutions, as well as to influence positively the regional higher education map in the MENA region. In almost 44 years since its establishment, REP grew to become AUB's ambassadorial arm across the MENA region and beyond. As such, REP raised AUB's visibility to a world-class provider for academic consulting.
Hassan B. Diab, PhD, Vice President for REP