Dr. Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Yamani has been president of Prince Sultan University (PSU) in Riyadh since 2005.
The university, formerly Prince Sultan College, was founded in 1998 as the Kingdom’s first private, nonprofit higher education institution with the aim of becoming a leading university in the Middle East.
Al-Yamani joined the institution in the year of its establishment as deputy rector.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering with honors in 1983 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the US. He also received a master’s degree in the same field four years later from the same university.
In 1992, he completed a Ph.D. degree in structural engineering, specializing in structures, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US.
Recently, PSU launched its strategic planning midterm review. Al-Yamani, who is also a member of the PSU board of trustees, said the university is a vision and mission-driven institution.
He said that PSU aims to provide quality higher education on a par with the international institutions.
“We are confident that PSU alumni will continue to play leading roles in the current and coming generations of professionals in the Kingdom in the realms of business, IT, engineering, jurisprudence and humanities,” he said.
Al-Yamani said that PSU is determined to become the leading private, nonprofit university not only in the Kingdom but also in the Middle East.
PSU, the first private university to receive full institutional accreditation from the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, updates its academic programs to cope with the changing demands of the market, he added.