GUST welcomes Dr. Raghad Al-Kazem as Dean of Student Affairs
The Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) would like to welcome Dr. Raghad Al-Kazemi, who has been named the name Dean of Student Affairs for her extensive experience in student services. Dr. Al-Kazemi graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University with a Bachelor’s of Medicine and Surgery (1998) and then moved on to complete her fellowship at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005), a member of the General Medical Council in the UK.
Most recently, Dr. Al-Kazemi was the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Marketing at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) and also held the position of Director of Student Affairs and Marketing before that, which gives her an edge in the inner workings of the position, culture and the Kuwaiti student body. In her position, she developed the New Student Affairs structure, which corresponds to overall student needs where the focus was changed from a “complaint’’ oriented setting to a service and need attending one. She was also responsible for introducing the advisor scheme, which provides personalized services to students and their parents and was considered as a “one-stop” service that should attend to all queries and minimize miscommunication. During her time there, Dr. Al-Kazemi developed a policy that governs the services provided to learning disability students.
With Dr. Al-Kazemi’s experience in the position, GUST will be able enhance its open door policy for all students which will improve the structure and workings of the department. She is an avid supporter of all student activities including sports and clubs and her experience will help the department enhance its input in all these sectors of the job.
Dr. Al-Kazemi also worked as a private Psychiatrist and Medical Manager at 09 Clinic in Kuwait from December 2009 to December 2010. Not only was she part of the team of professionals who founded the clinic but she had her own caseload of clients and participated in the administration and management duties of the clinic; selection of staff, monitoring of daily work, introduction of a management information system and attending to clients comments and concerns. Her broad experience in both medical psychiatry and counseling will help her excel in the department and ensure its progress from all angles.
She worked on authoring a research paper on Substance abuse among medical students in Kuwait in 1996 and a paper on the effective method of teaching for undergraduate medical students, Med. Princ. And Practice in 2001.
GUST wishes Dr. Al-Kazemi the best luck in her new role.