Professor Ekhleif Y. Tarawneh became the twelfth President of The University of Jordan in March 2012. His vision is to transform the University into one with international stature that adopts and maintains the highest research, educational, administrative and service standards and procedures, and that will transforms its students, faculty and staff into global citizens capable of meeting domestic, regional, and global challenges.
Prof. Tarawneh earned a B.A. degree in Public Administration from The University of Jordan, a Diploma in Business from Milan, Italy, an M.A. in School Administration and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from Emporia State University, and a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration from the University of Kansas. He held many Key administrative positions including Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mu'tah University, President of the Higher Education Accreditation Commission, and President of Al-Balq'a Applied University. He received several national and international awards and honors.
Prof. Tarawneh is a member of several national and international associations and boards and served on numerous committees including the Higher Education Council and the Fulbright Commission. He also chaired the Board of the Arab Council for Training Students of Arab Universities, the Board of Directors of Al-Balq'a Electronic Academy, and the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Universities Support Fund. He has extensive expertise in higher education policy and administration, strategic planning, institutional development, international education and exchanges, learning and technology, total quality management and benchmarking in education.