ITLS Graduate will Receive an Honorary Degree from USU
Norah Abdullah Al-Faiz, Deputy Minister for girls’ education in Saudi Arabia, will receive an Honorary Degree from Utah State University during its 125th graduation ceremony.
She earned a Master's degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University in 1982.
Since her graduation from Utah State University, Norah Abdullah Al-Faiz has transformed educational policy and practice in Saudi Arabia and has become a symbol of female leadership in the Islamic world. Ms. Al-Faiz has worked as a teacher, education supervisor, and she has held numerous high profile management positions in the field of education. She was subsequently appointed as Director General of the women's branch at the Institute of Public Administration until 2009. During her career, Deputy Chancellor Al-Faiz has also been appointed as a chairwoman, coordinator, and consultant for many charitable societies in Saudi Arabia, including the Down Syndrome Charitable Association and the Guiding Committee for the Neighborhood Schools Program.