The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), has announced the appointment of William D. Hurt, as the institution’s Chief Operating Officer. With over 10 years of regional operational and strategic experience, Mr. Hurt will oversee all business operations and development for AUBH.
“I am excited to work with the AUBH team to deliver on our mission and develop AUBH into an internationally renowned brand of quality education. At AUBH, I hope to realize the vision of a university community that leads by integrity and continuously strives to provide students with the tools to reach their full potential,” said Mr. Hurt.
Prior to his appointment at AUBH, Mr. Hurt served as Managing Director of Middle East Operations for US-based Laureate Education Inc. In this role, he helped develop from start-up and lead eight educational institutions across Saudi Arabia and their shared service offices in Riyadh and Dubai. In addition, he has had the opportunity to work on educational projects in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, UAE, and Lebanon.
Mr. Hurt will work closely with AUBH’s Founding President, Dr. Susan E. Saxton, and will help lead the collective management team. Dr. Saxton commented: “I have tremendous confidence in William’s leadership and his ability to set direction and drive, in operational outcomes. He has already made invaluable contributions in a short amount of time and will continue to play a vital role in the success of AUBH and our students”.