The President of AUD is the highest campus authority on all matters related to AUD and reports to the AUD Governing Board, the university’s highest policy-making authority. The President leads AUD in pursuit of its Mission and goals and seeks to satisfy the demands of the university’s multiple constituencies. The Executive Vice President, Provost/Chief Academic Officer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Director of Student Retention and Success, Dean of Student Services, and Registrar all report directly to the President.
The Executive Vice President at AUD provides guidance and support for all AUD operations. He oversees the implementation of institutional administrative policy and long-range administrative planning to ensure a quality environment for AUD students, administration, faculty and staff.
The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the university who heads the Office of Academic Affairs. The Provost/Chief Academic Officer leads the process of academic strategy formulation and oversees the implementation of the university’s academic policies and procedures. The Deans and Associate Deans of the School of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, and the Coordinator of the Center for English Proficiency as well as the Director of Library Services all report directly to the Provost/Chief Academic Officer.
The Mission of the AUD Registrar’s Office is to support the educational goals of the institution, with an emphasis on conducting registration and keeping academic records.
The Admissions Office is responsible for all that involves the recruitment of new students and their advising up to first term registration.
Personnel in the Student Services Office are responsible for counseling, housing, student activities and athletics.
The AUD Health Center promotes, improves, and maintains a healthy campus environment by providing accessible, high-quality care, health supervision, and educational programs, which encourages students, faculty, and staff to preserve their overall well-being.
The Office of Student Retention and Success supports students throughout their journey at AUD through four main vehicles: the Academic Support Division, Academic Advising Division, AUD Alumni Association, and the Career Services Division.
The Mission of the Institutional Effectiveness Office is to provide support to all the academic and administrative offices at AUD, as the university engages in continuous improvement of its academic programs and Student Services based on the student as center of the educational experience.
The External Relations Office establishes and manages local, regional and international relations, alumni relations and special projects/events that help to increase the visibility and awareness of AUD’s programs and activities, while fostering intercultural understanding among its students and preparing them for the global community.
The Marketing Communications Office is responsible for increasing awareness of AUD, its programs, and events and managing the university’s image among its various internal and external constituencies.
The Information Technology Support Office staff provides technical support to all campus users.
The Human Resources Director implements and facilitates of Human Resource programs related university policy. The Director is responsible for implementing and monitoring policy effectiveness in Human Resources-related areas.
The Central Services Office supervises the reception, maintenance, and overall administrative responsibilities of the university.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible to the President for budget preparation and control in all departments and for supervision and efficient operation of the Finance Office. The CFO is responsible for keeping expenditures within budgets approved by the AUD Governing Board and is responsible for approval of all university expenditures. The CFO submits monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on the financial affairs of the university to the President.
The Finance Office supervises the handling of student accounts, student financial aid, student billing, accounts payable, and disbursements and payroll.