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Prof. Georges Yahchouchi

Professor Georges Yahchouchi was appointed Provost of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in September 2016. As Provost, he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and is primarily responsible for ensuring that the University’s academic programs and student learning experience are of the highest quality. He oversees the development and implementation of its academic plans and policies through collaboration with the deans, vice-presidents and deputy presidents.

He has served as USEK’s Deputy President for Quality Assurance and Teaching and Learning. He is the founding Director of the Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Office (created in 2008) and the Learning and Teaching Excellence Center (created in 2015). From 2008 to 2016, he also served as the Director of USEK’s Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences (ISSPA). During this journey, ISSPA focused on expanding its international and local partners and matching diverse student and community needs by creating new professional programs for diplomats and army officers.

On the national level, Professor Yahchouchi is Coordinator of the “E-TALEB: Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities” national project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. He serves as member of the National Taskforce for the Development of Governance in Higher Education Institutions, and chairs the Quality Assurance Committee at the Universities Association of Lebanon.

In October 2018, he was appointed member of the Middle East and North Africa Advisory Council (MENAAC) of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), wherein his expertise contributed to tackling key issues and challenges, and assisting in setting priorities related to business education and to AACSB’s activities and engagement in the MENA context while serving quality improvement needs of business schools in this region.

Moreover, he holds an academic appointment as Full Professor at the USEK Business School (UBS). He received his PhD in Business Administration from the Université Montesquieu – Bordeaux IV (France) in 2004. He is the author of many publications in higher education management, quality enhancement, teaching and learning, and business.
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