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Vision & Mission

Our Vision
Campus Life initiatives and partnerships will not only facilitate student learning, growth, and development but also cultivate a sense of identity, community, and pride for Education City that transcends traditional institutional boundaries.

Our Mission
To foster educational and engaging campus wide involvement opportunities for Education City university students. 

Staff Profiles

Melissa Winter

Melissa A Winter is serving as the Assistant Director of Campus Life for the Student Center, now going into her 3rd year with the Student Center staff.  She previously held the position of Assistant Director of Operations for the Student Center for the first eighteen months during the opening phase of the building.  Her move to the Campus Life side is a natural fit with most of Melissa’s 15 years of experience coming from the Campus Life and Student Programs area in Student Affairs and Higher Education in the U.S.  She previously held the position as the Coordinator for Leadership Development at Kansas State University where she was charged with managing Leadership and Diversity programs in addition to staff training programs.  Melissa has also worked professionally at Watkins College of Art & Design in Nashville, TN Directing and creating a new Student Life Department and opened two new residence halls during her time; and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where she served as both the Associate Director of Student & Alumni Programs and as the Coordinator of Student Activities.  She received her Master’s Degree in Higher Education-Student Personnel Administration from Kent State University and her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Oakland University.



Evan Witt

Evan is a Campus Life Coordinator entering his second year working at the HBKU Student Center. Evan is originally from the United States but absolutely loves living in Doha. In his work he concentrates on offering leadership development opportunities but also advises student organizations, offers trainings, and participates in many programs across different campuses in Education City. Evan went to University in the USA and has a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Maryland-College Park. Want to get to know him better? Invite him to lunch or coffee and he will pay for it!!! (Seriously though, just email or call him and you get a free meal). Evan can be reached at or 44540371.


Mohammad Darwish Fakhro

Mohammed joined the team as a Campus Life Officer in January of 2012.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in English – Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio and a diploma in Programmer Analyst (Business) from College of the North Atlantic – Qatar.  Mohammed was heavily involved in the Miami community and hopes to bring back some of the rich culture of student organizations and events to benefit HBKU students.  In his spare time, he writes short stories and screenplays.  Mohammed can be contacted at or 4454 2937.


Majid Al Ali

Majid is the Sport and Recreation Coordinator in the Student Center. This is his second year working for Qatar Foundation.  His role is overseeing the sports and recreational activities in the Student Center Sports Courts, Fitness Rooms, Games Room, Bowling Alley, and Video Arcade. In addition, he also coordinates, the basketball and football leagues with the university teams.  Majid is from Qatar and graduated from Qatar University with a degree in Physical Education.  In his free time, Majid likes to practice and learn different types of sports.  Majid can be contacted at or 4454 0365.


Hessa Al Mohannadi

Hessa is a Campus Life Coordinator in the Student Center and is in her first year of working for Qatar Foundation.  She graduated from Georgetown University in Qatar as an International Politics major in 2010. She enjoyed her years in Education City as a university student and is excited to be back and contribute to the building of a rich community in the heart of Education City. In her free time, she enjoys art of all forms and music. Hessa can be contacted at or 4454 0393


Where to Find Us

Our new staff offices are located on the first floor of the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center. 
Telephone: 4454 0288

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