Over the weekend, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz issued a number of key royal decrees including one appointing Dr. Inas Bint Sulaiman Al-Issa as Director of Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University. Dr. Al-Issa is the daughter of the late Suleiman Al-Issa, considered to have been one of the most renowned announcers on Saudi Arabian television.
Past Roles and Academic Background
Prior to her latest role, Dr. Al-Issa was the dean of King Saud University for Female Students, in addition to being a professor in the Department of Health Rehabilitation Sciences at the same university, and a health rehabilitation consultant as well.
Dr. Al-Issa earned her PhD in Anatomy and Neuroscience in 2004 from the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie Halifax, at the University of Canada, a master's degree in Physiotherapy in 1999 from the same university, and a bachelor’s in Health Rehabilitation Science in 1996 from the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences at King Saud University, Riyadh.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Al-Issa received a number of prestigious awards from Harvard University in 2008, Excellence in Science Award in Healthcare Research from the same university in 2007, and King Saud University Scientific Excellence Prize in 1995.
Past Practical Experience
Dr. Al-Issa’s past experiences include Deanship of Science and Medical Studies Departments (2011–2015), University of Noura, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Educational Affairs (2010–2014), Advisor to the Director of King Saud University (2011–2012), Vice Dean of Departments of Science and Medical Studies, 2009–2011, and Vice Dean of Nursing College (2007–2009).
She also headed the founding team of the National Observatory for Women's Participation in Development at King Saud University, was part of the membership of the Steering Committee of The National Labor Observatory - Human Resources Development Fund at the Ministry of Labor, and part of the membership of the Advisory Committee of the Center of Promising Research and Women Studies - Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University.