In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Prayers and peace be upon the most honorable of the prophets and messengers, our Prophet Mohammad, and upon his family and companions.

Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University has achieved a high reputation and prestige during its successful course in the field of education and scientific research, and this is inseparable from its prominent role in the service of society, the third function of universities.

Globally, work is being done to find the best strategies in developing higher education and converting the university’s energies into an active tool capable of building a society based on knowledge, creativity, research and development, and harnessing its work in order to serve the community and the surrounding environment, and therefore we must participate in society and engage in its issues, and from this, the Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development has worked since its foundation to be the deanship that support all sectors of the university and a mirror that reflects all its achievements in serving the community in the eastern region and outside it. It has also made use of its human resources to achieve its mission and support initiatives and projects in a manner that sets sustainability in mind in keeping with the seventeen goals of sustainable development approved by the United Nations Organization.

Inspiration and ambition, our DNA, are the drive to achieve our vision as we strive to be the deanship that manages initiatives and projects in a professional way with a sustainable impact.

The three vice deans of the deanship and its affiliated units are considered the main driver for this ambition, 

Dr. Yousef bin Omar Al-Rashed, vice dean of Strategic Partnerships, and his team are responsible for building strategies for volunteer work and community partnerships.

Dr. Eshtiaq bint Abdulaziz Al-Faraj, vice dean of Community Service, and her team monitor and analyzes the efforts made in the colleges, deanships, and university departments. These efforts reflect a fruitful harvest that the university boasts internally and externally.

Dr. May bint Mohammed Al-Jamea, vice dean of Sustainable Development, and her team are responsible for raising the importance of awareness and implementing sustainability and its application in all scientific, research and societal plans. The vice deanship of Sustainable Development is the first and the only one of its kind in the Kingdom.

Our thanks and gratitude to His Highness, the Prince of the Eastern province, Prince Saud bin Naif Al Saud, for his great efforts, support, and continued sponsorship of volunteer work in the region.

 Many thanks to the icon of volunteer work in the Eastern province, Her Highness Princess Abeer bint Faisal Al Saud, in materializing and translating social responsibility, supporting the deanship, and caring for its accomplishments.

We also extend our thanks and appreciation to the inspiring man, His Excellency the President of the University, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Rubaish for his unlimited support, and to His Excellency the Vice President for Studies, Development and Community Service, His Excellency Professor Abdullah bin Hussein Al-kadi for the attention, permanent support and continuous encouragement.

Many thanks to the Deanship's employees in appreciation of their efforts to achieve the Deanship's vision and march towards the paramount, asking Allah all Mighty for further success.

Peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah upon you.

 

Dean of the Deanship of Community Service and Sustainable Development

Professor Dr. Fatma bint Abdullah Al-Mulhim