The Board of Trustees of the Community College of Qatar (CCQ), chaired by H.E. Dr. Hessa bint Sultan Al-Jaber, has selected Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr as the next CCQ president, succeeding Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Naemi.
Dr. Khalid Al-Horr has extensive experience in the fields of higher education and vocational training. Prior to assuming CCQ presidency, Dr. Al-Horr had held the position of CEO of the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) since 2018. From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Al-Horr served as Director of the Higher Education Institute at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, where he spared no efforts to develop the rules and regulations of higher education, such as licensing of private higher education institutions, government scholarships and degree equivalency, in addition to contributing to the development of the National Qualifications Framework.
Dr. Al-Horr holds a PhD in Management and Human Resource Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Leeds, UK, and a BSc in Administrative Sciences and Economics, Business Administration from Qatar University.
On this occasion, Dr. Khalid Al-Horr said, "I am pleased and honored to join this distinguished national academic edifice, and would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the members of the Board of Trustees for placing their trust in me. I look forward to working with the CCQ family to enhance the College's pioneering role in preparing qualified national cadres and reinforcing the competitive capacities of public institutions to realize its vision aiming at being an efficient contributor in achieving sustainable development in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030.”
In a related context, the College’s Board of Trustees commended the efforts made by Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Naemi during his presidency, including his leading role in the development of the academic programs and offering a new range of specialized programs, such as the Associate of Arts in Business Administration (hybrid), the Bachelors of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, the Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, as well as the Bachelors of Arts in Project Management and Human Resource Management inaugurated as of Fall 2021-2022, marking the first bachelor’s degree programs in PM and HRM offered by a higher education institution in Qatar. Furthermore, CCQ established the Flexible Learning Unit, and the College’s English Language Center was granted accreditation by the US-based Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA).
The College has also been keen on concluding a wide range of academic and strategic partnerships over the past years to provide its students with more academic, research and training opportunities. This comes as a demonstration of CCQ’s strong belief in the importance of exchanging experiences between higher education institutions and its role in serving the community and the country. The academic partnerships included the CCQ’s fruitful cooperation with Qatar University, Lusail University, the College of the North Atlantic in Qatar (currently University of Doha for Science and Technology), the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and Yarmouk University in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
In addition, the College has established strategic partnerships with the Ministry of Interior, the General Authority of Customs, the leading global ICT solutions provider “Huawei Technologies”, and Qatar Assistive Technology Center (Mada), which aim at offering more opportunities for students to develop the skills needed in the labor market.
Reflecting on the challenges of the past few years, the proactive and reactive approach adopted by CCQ contributed to the success of the distance education experience and overcoming the challenges effectively. This is in addition to CCQ’s adherence to the international standards of information security and information security risk management, which was recognized with ISO 27001 certification. Furthermore, CCQ received the annexes to Lusail Female and Male Campuses in Rawdat Al-Hamama area, which come within the framework of the College's commitment to continue to make headway on its nationwide expansion strategy.
It is worth noting that the Community College of Qatar, since its establishment in 2010, has been keen on providing members of the local community (Qataris and children of Qatari mothers) with the opportunity to pursue their higher education and achieve their academic and professional aspirations. In addition to its primary focus on academic excellence, the College is also keen on establishing extracurricular and cultural clubs and organizing community initiatives and activities to engage students and develop their personal and social skills, including the establishment of the College’s Alumni Association, with the aim of consolidating the College’s vital academic role in society, keeping pace with local and global developments, and contributing to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Facts and Figures
5800+ Male and female graduates by the end of the fall and spring semesters (2021-2022)
10 Batches graduated
165 Faculty members
53 Assistive technology devices
60 Students with special needs
20 Corporate sponsors
20 Academic programs
10 Student clubs
2090 Sponsored students
3 Academic divisions