The Rector of King Khalid University, His Excellency Prof. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Salamy, has set an hour every day to receive reviewers, students, and parents. The set time is from 9.00 to 10.00 am. Meeting will take place in the main board on the first floor in the university administration. For faculty members and employees of the University, His Excellency has also determined Tuesday of every week to receive them in his office, after (Al-Thohr) noon prayer.
Moreover, the Rector has also directed all senior university authorities and departments associated with them, including colleges deans, Vice - Deans, and heads of departments to allocate two hours (at least) a day to receive the students and their parents and reviewers. The Rector urged everyone to work to answer reviewers' various needs in accordance with granted powers and regulations of the university.
It is noteworthy that the Rector called for the activation of available electronic communication service round the clock, which enables beneficiaries to put forward their demands and complaints, in addition to suggestions and comments. Electronic communication will also help them to express their opinions and advice, via SMS on the mobile number (0555832030), or via the e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). All these services could send an SMS to the beneficiary with the transaction number, date, and the referred entity so that everyone will be able to follow up transactions.
The Rector of King Khalid University (KKU), His Excellency Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Salamy, paid a visit on Tuesday morning, 19 / 12 / 1437 AH, to the Directorate of Information Technology (IT), and the Information Technology laboratory in the Faculty of Administrative and Financial sciences. During his visit, His Excellency the Rector was briefed on the services provided to beneficiaries - students and employees of the university - in addition to available technology. After that, His Excellency went directly to the IT Directorate where he checked all provided technical means, as well as the departments of the directorate, including portal, project management, network management, data center management, help desk, information security, unified call center, and the strategic plan department.
At the end of the visit, His Excellency the Rector, watched a video about IT Directorate which showed the most prominent achievements of the Directorate. Among these achievements are the university obtaining excellence stage in "Yesser" program for electronic transactions, in addition to achieving the first place among the Arab universities according to Webmatrix ranking in excellence branch, based on the offered content via its website. The video also showed the statistics concerning the website of the university, e-services, and infrastructure, where the number of visitors to the portal of the university reached more than three million visitors over the past three months. After the presentation, the Rector launched two services; complaints and occasions; these are modern services which are provided by information technology in the university.
Al Salamy said, "We are all proud of the existence of young Saudi energies who work for the betterment of the technical field in our university
His Excellency, the Rector, talked about the importance of information technology in any institution, stressing the need to keep up to date in the field of information technology in all universities in general, so as to achieve advanced academic environment. The Rector further expressed his happiness with the technical evolution reached by the university through the Directorate of Information Technology. He said "We are all proud of the existence of young Saudi energies who work for the betterment of the technical field in our university. As an evidence of this advancement is the achievement of advanced places in Yesser program for electronic transactions, and in many of the world rankings. "
At the end of the occasion, His Excellency - the Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Dr. Salem Alelyani, honored the Rector, who, according to the CIO words, "is the biggest supporter of the administration". Dr. Alelyani also honored a number of success partners of university employees.
"Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his family, and companions and then after: I am pleased to welcome you all on the occasion of the new academic year 1437/1438 AH. I would like to congratulate you too, on the Eid Al Adha - may God return more of it to us and to our country, and may our nation enjoy wellness and blessings. I would like to direct my word particularly to the students who have joined the university this year, congratulating them on their acceptance in the university. I am also pleased to extend a special welcome to colleagues and faculty members, especially to those who have joined the university this year."
Dear brothers and sisters, "You represent a qualitative addition that we cherish. The university has chosen you from among large numbers that wish to join it in an honest scientific competition. And here is your university well prepared to welcome you by harnessing all of its infrastructures and facilities to you. So make sure to take full advantage of the services offered by the university, particularly the Central Library and the systems of e-learning, and other facilities that help students to receive useful knowledge and at the same time helping faculty members to perform their duties to the fullest. Luckily we are witnessing a coincidence - the beginning of the new academic year with the achievement of the University of obtaining an advanced place in the QS ranking, as well as achieving the 3rd place in digital excellence award - science and technology award sites branch.
"The King Khalid University boasts various specializations; legitimate, scientific, medical and literary. These fields could not be developed without teamwork and your hard work that definitely contribute to a comprehensive academic transformation which enables the university to play a leading role in the field of education, and to enhance its role in scientific research and in community service; to continue a landmark in the way of science and knowledge in our country. King Khalid University is one of the lofty institutions in our country that takes care of creativity and the development of talent, in addition to preparing an innovative generation to contribute to the overall national development that the University is animating from the kingdom's vision 2030."
"My sons and daughters, "The University is keen on meeting your ambitions in order to activate your role in serving the country and to harness your energies and competencies to become able to participate in building a strong nation. So, you have to be diligent and perseverant to benefit yourself first and your parents and your society, and secondly, to achieve all your ambitions.
"I personally assure you in collaboration with my colleagues, including university Vice - Presidents, deans, Vice - Deans, Heads of departments and faculty members, of the creation of a distinctive campus environment which serves students and which applies the highest principles of justice and equal opportunities. In this context, we must harness the latest findings of science for you and we have to realize that we are living in the era of knowledge revolution that requires good absorption and quick accurate follow-up."
"At the end of my word, I urge you on hard working, on sticking to the tolerant Islamic faith, and preserving national gains; there is no doubt that plotters are intriguing against our dear homeland, trying to target youth by spreading their misleading ideas that are not approved by any upright religion or sound mind.
May God help you and guide your path on the path of goodness.
Prof. Dr. Faleh Rajaa Allah Al salami.