The President

Message from His Excellency the President

Praise be to Allah and Prayers and Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah

Between the honor of science, the history of the place, and the advancement of humanity, a university’s beacon shines brightly in the sky of knowledge and science, combining institutional excellence and academic achievements.
Jazan University, since the day of its foundation, has aspired on setting a benchmark in excellence and inspirational leadership.  Jazan University has become a prestigious institution and has made a name for itself in scientific research and innovation. It has endeavored to make concerted efforts in the service of society and cognitive leadership. It aims to be a scientific beacon that will serve as a guiding light for the community and human civilization that would make a positive impact on the homeland’s future and of the world.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name: Mar’ei Bin Hussein Mohammed AlQahtani

Date of Birth: 13/4/1961

Specialization: Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences

Minor Specialization: Environmental Science – Pollution

Academic rank: Professor.

Current Position: President, Jazan University

Office Telephone: 0173297778

First: Academic Qualification

1- Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (Geography) from King Saud University (1406 AH / 1986).

2- Master’s Degree in Arts (Biogeography) from King Saud University (1412 AH / 1991).

3- Doctorate degree (Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences) from the Faculty of Science and Engineering Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom (1419 AH / 1998).

Second: Scientific Publications

A: Published Papers

1- Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Vegetation Communities and Habitats in Asir Mountains, Arab Gulf Journal (Scientific Research) (2000) Arabian Gulf University- Bahrain.

2- Quantitative Assessment of Vegetation Size and Distribution of Asir Highlands (South – west of Saudi Arabia), Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (2001) – Kuwait University- Kuwait.

3- Grazing and It’s Influence on Vegetation and Soil in the Asir Region (Saudi Arabia), Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (2001) Kuwait university- Kuwait.

4-
تدهور البيئة النباتية في منطقة عسير ، منشورات الجمعية الجغرافية الكويتية (2003 (قسم الجغرافيا – جامعة الكويت – الكويت.

5- The Variation of Soil Properties with Slope Position in Asir Highlands, Saudi Arabia, Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (2004) – Kuwait University- Kuwait.

6-
تلوث المياه في منطقة أبها الحضرية، مجلة جامعة الملك خالد –أبها(2009) – جامعة الملك خالد ، المملكة العربية السعودية.

7-
تلوث الهواء في منطقة أبها الحضرية، مجلة دراسات الخليج والجزيرة العربية (2008)، جامعة الكويت- الكويت

8-
تقييم النفايات الطبية المنزلية في أبها الحضرية، الجمعية الجغرافية السعودية (2008). جامعة الملك سعود. الرياض- المملكة العربية السعودية.

9-
تلوث التربة في أبها الحضرية، وحدة البحث والترجمة في الجمعية الجغرافية الكويتية (2008). جامعة الكويت- الكويت

10-
التلوث البصري واختفاء المظاهر الجمالية في مدينة أبها (2008) مجلة جامعة الملك خالد ـ أبها ـ المملكة العربية السعودية

B: Books

1- الوضع البيئي في منطقة عسير – دراسة استطلاعيه للأوضاع الراهنة ( بالمشاركة) (1421هـ/2000م). جامعة الملك خالد – أبها – المملكة العربية السعودية.

2- مسيرة التنمية في عسير- التغيير والتطوير- (2004) مطابع السروات- أبها – المملكة العربية السعودية.

Third: Professional Experience

1. An employee at the passport department, Riyadh region from 6/14/1401AH – 1/6/1404AH.
2. An employee at Riyadh Post Office from 1/6/1404AH – 15/6/1406AH.
3. An employee at King Saud University, Riyadh from 3/23/1408AH – 29/1/1413AH
4. Lecturer in the Department of Geography, King Saud University from 1/1/1413AH to 7/22/1414AH.
5. Scholarship to pursue PhD from the United Kingdom, 22/7/1414AH – 7/14/1419AH.
6. Assistant Professor, College of Education, Geography Department, King Saud University from 7/14/1419AH – 9/15/1419AH.
7. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arabic Language, Social and Administrative Sciences, King Khalid University, Department of Social Sciences from 9/15/1419AH to 7/11/1424AH.
8. Associate Professor, Faculty of Arabic Language, Social and Administrative Sciences, King Khalid University, Department of Social Sciences from 7/11/1424AH (12/30/2003) until 12/26/1430AH.
9. Professor at the College of Humanities, Department of Geography, King Khalid University from 12/27/1430AH till date.
10. Vice Dean of Admission and Registration, King Khalid University from 15/6/1420AH – 2/9/1424AH.
11. Acting Dean of Admission and Registration (King Khalid University) (27/8/1426AH-1/10/2005) to (10/24/1426AH-26/11/2005).
12. Dean of Admission and Registration (King Khalid University) (10/24/1426AH – 11/26/2005) until the date (21/8/1432AH – 23/7/2011).
13. Vice President of King Khalid University from (7/7/1432AH to 20/8/1432AH).
14. Vice President of King Khalid University from (21/8/1432AH to 9/18/1437AH).
15. President in charge of King Khalid University from (10/8/1437AH to 9/18/1437AH).
16. President of Jazan University from 9/18/1437AH till date.

Fourth: Participation in committees

A) At the Department and College level:
1- Member of the College Examination Committee for the year (1413, 1419 AH).
2- Chairman of the Master’s Plan Preparation Committee in the Department of Geography (1422 AH).
3- Member of the committee to prepare a Master’s plan, Department of History (1423 AH).
4- Member of the Department Committee to re-examine the future status and finalizing the cultural and social activities from 1423 AH to 1426 AH.
B) At the University level:
1- Chairman and member of the main committee of the university graduation ceremonies from 1420-1436 A.H.
2- Member of the Study Committee for the Study and Examination Regulations (1420/1421 AH).
3- Member of the Study and Preparation Committee for opening female students’ departments at the university (1421/1422 AH).
4- Member of the Student Guidance Committee at the university (1421/1422/1423 AH).
5- Member of the Committee to study the establishment of the Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies at the University (1422 AH).
6- Member of the Committee to initiate Academic Advising at the University (1423 AH / 1424 AH).
7 – Chairman of the Committee for follow up of the academic status of students in departments whose admission is suspended at the university (1423/1423 AH).
8- Member of King Khalid University Council (27/8/1426 – 1/10/2005) to 09/18/1437 AH
9 – Chairman and member of the Standing Committee for Student Affairs (27/8/1426-1/10/2005) until 12/8/1433 AH.
10 – Member of the Study Plans and Curriculum Committee (27/8/1426-1/10/2005) until 7/19/1432 AH.
11 – Member of the Student Fund Committee at the university (27/8/1426-1/10/2005) until 19/7/1432 AH.
12 – Member of the Academic Committee for the merger and restructuring of colleges for girls and teachers (16 colleges), affiliated to King Khalid University (1428-1429 AH) 2007-2008.
13 – Chairman of the Committee for the Integration of Girls’ Colleges, Teachers and Health Colleges at King Khalid University from 1428-1432 AH.
14 – Member of the Academic Committee at the University (1428 AH) (2007) until 09/18/1437 AH.
15 – Member of the Standing Committee for Administrative and Financial Affairs at King Khalid University from 1433 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
16 – Member of the General Authority for Projects at King Khalid University from 1433 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
17 – Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Employment and Services at King Khalid University from 1433 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
18 – Chairman of the Committee for the Standards and Administration in Self-Assessment at King Khalid University from 1434 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
19 – Member of the Standing Committee for Parallel Education at King Khalid University for the academic year 1434/1435 AH
20 – Chairman of the Committee for Health Diploma Graduates from 1435 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
21- Chairman of the University Hospital Operating Committee at King Khalid University from 1433 AH to 1435 AH.
22 – Chairman of the Polarization Committee of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques program in the United States of America for the year (1435 AH).
23 – Chairman of the Contracting Committee of the United States of America for the years (1434-1435 AH).
24 – Chairman of the Budget Discussion Committee of King Khalid University with the Ministry of Finance from 1435 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
25 – Chairman of the Budget Discussion Committee of Bisha University with the Ministry of Higher Education 1435-1436 AH.
26 – Chairman of the Follow-up Committee to separate Bisha University from King Khalid University from 1435 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
27 – Secretary of the Council of King Khalid University from 7/19/1432 until 09/18/1437 AH.
28 – Chairman of more than 250 temporary committees at King Khalid University from 1421 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
29 – Member of more than 100 temporary committees at King Khalid University from the year 1421 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
30- Representing the university in more than 30 meetings, seminars, and conferences (internal and external) from 1426 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
31 – Chairman of the Higher Education Promotion Committee at the University from 1433 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
32 – Member of the Standing Committee for Community Service and Continuing Education Programs from 1434 AH to 09/18/1437 AH.
C) At the internal and external levels:
1- Member of the Committee of Deans of Admission and Registration in Saudi Universities.
2- Member of the Committee of Deans of Admission and Registration in Gulf Universities.
3- A permanent participant in the meetings of the Arab organization for those responsible for admission and registration in Arab universities (Acrao).
4- Member of the Technical Committee of the National Center for Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education from (1426/2006).
5- Member of the Examination Committee at the National Center for Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education from (1423/2003).
6- Chairman of the Aptitude Tests Committee at the National Center for Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, King Khalid University from (1426/2006) until the date of 7/7/1432 AH.
7- Associate member of the National Dialogue Committee (1428 + 1429 AH corresponding to 2008 + 2009).
D) Community service and internal and external lectures:
1- Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Study Committee in the Asir region (1421-1422 AH).
2- Member of the Main Committee to prepare for the visit of His Highness the Second Deputy Prime Minister to one of his provinces (1421 AH).
3- The educational and professional symposium (1421AH / 2001AD) (a key participant in the dialogue), teaching the problems of Asir.
4- Basic participant in the Tourism Documentation Symposium in Asir (1423 AH), Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Hospitality + Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abha.
5- A major participant in the panel discussion on environmental degradation in Asir (1421 AH / 2000AD), the General Directorate of Education in Asir – Abha.
6- General lecture entitled “The efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to resolve political boundary issues” (1423AH / 2002AD) – King Khalid University.
7- Representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a public lecture entitled “Efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in resolving political boundary issues,” Leipzig University, Germany (1423 AH / 2002 AD).
8- A public lecture entitled “Sources of environmental pollution in the urban area of Abha, King Khalid University, College of Arabic Language and Social and Administrative Sciences, within the program of academic guidance for the year 1423/1424 corresponding to 2003 AD.
9- A collaborator with a consulting firm concerned with surveys and development planning in the Asir region (2003-2003 AD).
10 – Deputy General Supervisor and Chairman of the Main Committee to implement the first, second and third health, awareness and educational program for the years 1434-1435-1436 AH.
11 – Member of the Parents’ Committee in the Asir region from 1432-1434 AH.
12 – Member of the Events Committee in the Asir region from 1435 AH to the present.

Fifth: Participation in conferences and symposia

1- The Third Conference on Desertification and Environmental Studies (1420AH / 2000AD) (Participated in a research), King Saud University, Riyadh.
2- The Eleventh International Conference for Environmental Protection (1422 AH / 2001 AD) (Participated in a research) Alexandria University, Egypt.
3- The Twenty-fourth Conference of the Arab Organization for Admission and Registration Officials in Arab Universities (1424 AH 2003 AD) (attended), at the Lebanese American University, Lebanon, Beirut.
4- The symposium on admission and its standards in Saudi universities (1422 AH / 2001 AD) (working paper) Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
5- Seminar Toward Better Environmental Education (1423AH / 2003AD) (Participated in a Research), King Khalid University, Abha.
6- Twenty-fourth conference of the Arab Organization for those responsible for admission and registration in universities in the Arab countries (March 31 – April 5, 2003), Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon.
7- Abha Health City Symposium (20-22 / 5/1424 AH / 2003 AD). (Working paper entitled: Pollution risks to public health in the urban area of Abha), Health Affairs in Asir, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
8- The Third Forum of the Arab Geographers “The Great Cities in the Arab World” (24-26 / 8 / 1424H (21-23 / 10/2003) Saudi Geographical Society, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
9 – The eighth symposium of the departments of geography, universities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Umm Al-Qura University, attendance (11-13 Muharram 1425 AH – 2-4 March 2004).
10 – Academic Supervision Symposium (16-17 / 3/1425 AH / 6-8 / April 2004) Sultan Qaboos University , Muscat, Oman.
11- The Fourteenth International Conference on Environment – The Environment is a necessity of life (19-21 / 3/1425 / 8-10 / May 2004), participating in a research entitled “The risks of pollution to public health in the urban area of Abha.”
12 – Field Documentation Symposium of the Battle of Badr (12-14 / Safar / 1425 AH / 12-14 / March / 2005 AD), Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Research Center, Madinah and Badr city. Saudi Arabia.
13 – The sixth meeting of the Deans of Admission and Registration in universities and institutions of higher education in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (2-3 Safar 1425 AH / 23-24 March 2004 AD) King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
14- The seventh meeting of the deans of admission and registration in universities and institutions of higher education in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Riyadh (26-29 March 2006).
15- Attended the second training program for evaluation and academic accreditation. The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment, Riyadh (27-29 / 11/2006).
16- Attending the workshop on developing higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Riyadh – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (7-9 / 12/2006).

Sixth: Membership of Scientific Societies

1- Member of the Saudi Biological Society – King Saud University – Riyadh.
2- Member of the Gulf Geography Society – Riyadh.
3- Member of the Saudi Geographical Society – King Saud University, Riyadh.
4- American Society for the Development of Science.

Seventh: Seminars and Training Programs

1- Computer programming course – Institute of Public Administration – Riyadh (1409 AH / 1989 AD).
2- The Administrative Forum Program for Academic Leaderships – King Khalid University – Abha (1423 AH / 2002 AD).
3- The Executive Circle for Leadership and Strategic Change (12-13 / 7 / 1424AH / 2003AD). Institute of Public Administration, Abha, Saudi Arabia.
4- Basic participant in selecting, establishing and developing the academic automated system program (E-Register) of King Khalid University – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1432-1432 AH
5- Attended the workshop (Excellence in Education) conducted by the Center for Academic Leadership (in Higher Education) at King Saud University (19/5/1433 AH) in Riyadh.
6- Attending a workshop for university Vice Presidents.
7- Participation in the round table meeting entitled (Administrative leadership in institutions of higher education – reformulating the concept of academic leadership) Institute of Public Administration – Al-Khobar 2/15/1435 AH.
8- Participation in the workshop – active academic complexes – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals – Academic Leadership Center (11-12 March 2014) Al-Khobar.
9- Participation in the workshop – faculty recruitment – development and retention – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals – Academic Leadership Center – Khobar (March 6, 2013).
10- Participation in the workshop – Leadership in Higher Education – UK – Cardiff (2-6 July 2012).
11- Participation in a workshop – Leadership Without Borders – How leaders can reach organizations to a distinct level of performance – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals – Academic Leadership Center –Al-Khobar (11/1 / 1436H) (11/12 / 2014AD).
12- Attending the first scientific forum for (admission and assimilation in higher education institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Taibah University Prospects Project in Madinah) on 11/8/1427 AH
13- Participation in the conference (27) Arab Organization for those responsible for admission and registration in universities in the Arab countries – University of Sharjah – United Arab Emirates (27-30 March 2006).
14- Participation in the Arab Conference (12) of modern methods in hospital management and human resources development – Dubai – United Arab Emirates (10-20 December 2013).
15- Participation in the workshop – Program of Design and Aptitude Tests and Quality of Graduates of Higher Education – King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals – Dhahran (April 28 to May 1, 2009).
16- Participation in the Municipal Elections Observation Committee in the Asir region (municipal councils) Abha (1426 AH).