Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Dr Shaker S. Bitar obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1983, MSc degree from The Ohio State University, USA in 1985 and PhD degree in Structural Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK in 1995.
Dr Bitar was appointed as an Assistant Professor at An-Najah in 1996. In addition to his academic duties he was appointed as Head of Postgraduate Studies in Natural and Applied Sciences for one year, Head of Civil Engineering Department for two years, Head of Building Engineering Department for two years, Vice President for Administrative Affairs for two years and Dean of Hisham Hijjawi College of Technology for one year, president assistant for community affairs, and currently he is the vice president for administrative affairs.
He also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK for five years (1991-1996), an Assistant Professor at Fahad Bin Sultan University (FBSU) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia for one year (2013-2014) and a Senior Assistant Professor at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in Brunei Darussalam for three years (2014-2017).
Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice President for Administrative Affairs supervises the staff’s performance to make sure everything functions properly. The VP of Administrative Affairs is considered an administrative employee who works under the supervision of the president of the university.
He also offers the president advice about regulations, policies, instructions and the decisions that enhance the quality of administrative work. He is also responsible to set an inclusive plan for the various departments of the university administration.