Advisory Board

The MENASA Advisory Board oversees the NASPA operations in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia area. The Board is in the process of building membership from across this very diverse area and is composed of the following positions:

Mr. Tadd Kruse

Assistant to the President for Institutional Planning & Effectiveness, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

MENASA Area Director

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+965 2224 8399 ext. 3004 (Office)

Dr. Courtney Stryker

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Inaugural & Past Director for the MENASA Area

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[email protected]

+974 4403 7903 (Office)

+974 7756 6545  (Mobile)

Ms. Tiki Ayiku

Assistant Vice President for Professional Development, NASPA

NASPA Liasion

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+202 719 1184 (Office)

Mr. Kevin Stensberg

Graduate Services Manager, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

MENASA Secretary

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+966 54 470 0646  (Mobile)

Ms. Naila Sherman

Director of Student Life, Georgetown University, Doha

MENASA Special Projects Coordinator

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+301 581 9552 (Office)

Ms. Sarah Faheem

Student Development Senior Specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

MENASA Professional Development Coordinator

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+974 7009 0804 (Mobile)

Dr. Hanan Muzaffar

Dean of Student Affairs, American University of Kuwait

2019 MENASA NASPA Annual Conference Chair

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Ms. Karla Fraser

Senior Associate Director of Student Services, Yale-NUS College, Singapore

2018 MENASA NASPA Annual Conference Chair

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+65 6601 4945 (Office)

Country Representatives

The MENASA NASPA Advisory Board is seeking talented and dedicated professionals to serve as in country representatives for each of the countries represented in the Area. (see the Get Involved page for information and openings).


Dr. George Marquis

Dean of Students

American University of Cairo

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Mr. Bakhtiyar Rakhimov

General Manager, Department of Student Affairs

Nazarbayev University

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mr. Awad Al Jadani

Educational Support Specialist

University of Business & Technology, Jeddah

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Dr. Hanan Muzaffar

Dean of Student Affairs

American University of Kuwait

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Dr. Charbel Tarraf

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

American University of Beirut

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Dr. Yousuf Salim Al Hinai

Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Professor Information Systems

Sultan Oaboos University

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Dr. Talat Azhar

Associate Professor, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Dean of Student Affairs

Habib University

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Dr. Khalid Al Khanji

Vice President for Student Affairs

Qatar University

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Tajikistan & Kyrgyz Republic

Ms. Shabana Manji

Manager, Student Affairs

University of Central Asia

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