The Alumni Association of Rafik Hariri University was officially established on February 3, 2016. Registration statement numbered 205, dated February 3, 2016 and issued by the Lebanese Republic, Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, is the official legislative approval of the establishment.
RHU is appreciative of the efforts of all the members of the Alumni Association Establishing Committee for believing and committing to the goal of supporting the university in bringing the alumni family together. The members are in alphabetical order: Nasser Ilham Al Baba, Omar Khodor Al Berjawi, Dana Mahnmoud Al Bizri, Raed Suleiman Bou Karroum, Peter Pierre Chalhoub, Jamil Abdallah Fatfat, Marwan Ghassan Habbal, Aisha Talal Habli, Hiba Farouk Al Harakeh, Mohamad Abdallah Kaissi, Hisham Hassan Al Kotob, Rasha Mohamad Rayes El Mina, Tahani Abdulhafiz Sinjab, Adnan Issam Al Berjawi Yakzan, and Ziad Mohamad Zein.
RHU laid another milestone in its journey as the RHU Alumni Association elections opened for the first time to allow members of the Alumni Association Council to vote for six candidates among eight seeking the position of Administrative Board member. The President of the Association won by default, being the only candidate running for this position. The Office of Communication and Alumni Relations coordinated the election process on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at RHU, enabling alumni living abroad to participate in the elections, by voting securely online through the RHU Alumni Community Online portal.
Dr. Adnan Elberjawi Yakzan was elected by default as President of the Alumni Association being the only candidate running for this position. The elected members of the administrative board were: Mr. Nasr Baba, Ms. Dana Bizri, Ms. Nazek Bohsali, Mr. Ahmad Diab El-Arab, Mr. Hisham Kotob, and Ms. Tahani Sinjab Zahr. Mr. Peter Chalhoub, will be a synonymous member in case any of the elected members resigns or is incapable of assuming anymore his or her responsibility.
Following the announcement of results by the Vice President for Development, Mr. Hisham Kobrosli, Dr. Adnan Yakzan delivered a brief address thanking specifically all those who contributed to the success of the elections and briefed the attendees on the plans of the elected board.
In turn, RHU President, Dr. Riad Chedid, congratulated RHU for this milestone achievement and encouraged the elected board members to mark their two year term with social, cultural, and athletic activities that would engage the RHU alumni community.
All joined for photos as hand in hand they cut a cake to celebrate the occasion.