Strategic Engagement

Leader Profile

Meyada Bin Essa

Director, Campus Life Strategic Engagement

Meyada Bin Essa serves as Director, Campus Life Strategic Engagement. She is critical in connecting campus life programs with broader institutional and external priorities through membership of campus committees, partnerships with other areas of the university, and through engagement of community stakeholders. Meyada also guides and supports key initiatives that further relationships with the local community, promoting local and regional cultural understanding and awareness.

Meyada has spent 16 years of her career working in Higher Education in the UAE. She worked for Higher Colleges of Technology (over 25,000 students) and served in multiple critical roles from admission and recruitment of students to marketing and community outreach, and later lead college operations overseeing Student Affairs, Admissions, Athletics, Marketing, Facilities, Library, and Health and Wellness. In addition to her Senior Leadership role at HCT, Meyada also served in roles that involved teaching, where she taught marketing, advertising, and Emirates studies courses to bachelor degree students for almost seven years. She was a board member and part of the team who established the first private high school in UAE that combined classroom instruction with cutting-edge blended learning inside of the university campus.

Key People

Saleh Alhalabi

Communication and Outreach Coordinator