Speech of Dr. Marouf Al Bakhit - Chairman of the Board of Trustees

It brings me a great deal of pleasure to participate the American University of Madaba’s first commencement ceremony. This Catholic, American, nonprofit university is the first of its kind in the region, reminding all of us of the noble responsibility education has in securing a better future for our beloved Jordan and the whole region.

From the very beginning the American university of Madaba has been tirelessly enabling a high quality education. It comes as no surprise that holistic learning for a better world was its founding vision.

Since inception, the American University in Madaba, sought American educational accreditation to ensure its graduates’ readiness to meet market needs and expectation by arming them with vital qualifications and skills. I would like to congratulate our graduates for their accomplishment and remind them of their responsibility to help their professions and their countries.

I would also like to congratulate our university the faculty and staff for a job well done; President Hazboun, Vice President Dabaneh and the many faceless faculty and staff members whom without their distinguished efforts we could not live this proud moment.

The distinguished panel of experts serving on the board of trustees I would like to thank your unselfish support to ensure the high educational integrity we expect from an American University; THANK YOU. Not to forget those who served and contributed to bring the university to this day, the former chair of the board, former president and members in the board. 

Last but not least, my best wishes for our graduates for a continual progress. Your success is our best testimony of making of leaders of the future.