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Are You Interested in a Student Affairs Masters Certificate?

Are You Interested in a Student Affairs Masters Certificate?

MENASA Multaqas are one-hour member engagement sessions that create a space for student affairs professionals in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia area to engage and connect, and to build a culture of support, collaboration, innovation, research, and professional development.

The Master Course, promoted in collaboration with EucA (European University College Association) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education), intends to develop the necessary skills for university professional staff that support all extra-academic issues concerning university students and the development of their holistic skills on campus and in the residence halls. The Master Course will provide a model of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary best practices that are useful for professional training in the field of student affairs and campus life.

Mariagrazia Melfi


EucA - European university college Association

Dr. Mariagrazia Melfi has been involved in training and developing soft skills among college students for over 20 years. Communicating, problem solving and working with others are some of her areas of expertise. She is in the Management of the Italian Colleges of Merit and responsible for managing and coordinating the educational project and cultural activities, and is responsible for the selection processes for the admission and retention of students, assisting new graduate and undergraduate students as a mentor and tutor, and is in charge of delivering and returning soft skills assessments. Since May 2019, she has become project officer of Euca (European University College Association). Since March 2022, she has been co-director of the Training of Experts in student affairs and Campus life, initiated by EucA in collaboration with LUMSA University of Rome. She is the Project Officer of international training activities for student affairs professionals and university students. 

Georges Chedid (Moderator)

Director of the Counseling Center

American University of Kuwait

Dr. Georges Chedid holds a PhD in neuropsychology and cognitive science from the University of Montreal. He is the Director of the Counseling Center at the American University of Kuwait. Dr. Chedid has a wealth of experience leading teams of counselors and art therapists, and training professional therapists. He showed an impact on the mental health, wellbeing, and academic success of students with disabilities and mental health disorders by providing an array of high-quality services at AUK. He plays a key role in Student Affairs by contributing effectively to the organization of events and workshops at the Art Room. Dr. Chedid is a mindful leader who encourages inclusion and diversity and continually strives to enhance the quality of life for students with disabilities and mental health issues. He effectively manages and supervises the counseling center staff, clinical operations, art and music therapy rooms, budgets, and daily operations.


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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes MENASA Multaqa Are You Interested in a Student Affairs Masters Certificate Tuesday 7 November 2023 12:00pm Mecca Time
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