Board of Governors Extends President’s Term
The University’s Board of Governors, at its 30th Meeting held the last week of May, gave an overwhelming vote of confidence to University President Prof. Yehuda Hayuth by voting to extend his term of office by an additional two years.
Hayuth is the first UH president to serve more than one term of office. He is presently completing his second four-year term.
A homegrown product, Hayuth earned his bachelor’s at the then-very young University of Haifa and his master’s degree at the Hebrew University. He went on to gain his doctorate, in maritime transport systems, from the University of Seattle. Prior to taking the administrative reins of the University, he gained an international reputation in the field of shipping, ports, and logistics. He wrote the first book on the subject of intermodal transportation, which was published by Lloyd’s of London Press, and he serves as a consultant to the port of Seattle.
Prof. Yehuda Hayuth
President, University of Haifa
During his two terms, the University of Haifa has doubled both its student body and the built-up space on its Mt. Carmel campus. The University now has more than 14,000 students, a third of them graduate students. It is also the most pluralistic campus in Israel. The University’s academic and physical growth over the past seven years has been the most sustained since the institution received accreditation in 1972.
During this period, it added more than 80,000 sq. meters of new building space, enabling Faculties like Social Sciences and Education to have their own homes and permitting some 450 more students to find dormitory living accommodations on campus.
In thanking the Board for its support, Hayuth said that the vote was personally inspiring for him, “not least because it presents me with a challenge in the coming two years—a challenge to make things even better for this wonderful University—to complete the projects that are already on the drawing board and to leave a blueprint—more precisely, a vision—of this institution’s future direction.”
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