Abla Osman

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from the Higher Institute of Cooperative and Managerial Studies, Cairo, Egypt.

I started my working career at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 1974. My last position was associate registrar for academic affairs. I was responsible for applying the university’s academic policies and regulations that govern the relationship between students and the university.

At the AUC, and while working with the university senate, the office of the provost, and the university registrar, I was responsible for providing better services to AUC students and for improving university policies and academic regulations in a way that benefits the students.

Through my work, I had the opportunity to participate in international conferences such as the SunGard Summit - a specialized summit on educational computer systems that cover all admissions, registration, billing and graduation needs of universities - and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). I was also an executive member of the Arab Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (Arab ACRAO) committee in the Middle East.

Before I retired my position at the AUC, I was granted the President’s Catalyst for Change Award. This award is given to a member of the AUC community whose achievements have helped to advance the university’s institutional priorities.

I am grateful to the AUC for the great experience I gained during my working years there and I am determined to invest this knowledge and experience in Zewail City of Science and Technology.