Board of Executive Directors
The Board of Executive Directors (BED) is principally the governing council of the University of Southern Somalia (USS). The BED is the executive authority and policy-making body of the USS. It is composed of six well-learned professionals who hail from different academic backgrounds and have been recognized each for excellence in his field of professionalism, nationally and internationally. Their recognition and high reputation domestically and internationally has driven members of the University of Southern Somalia’s BED to assume the leadership of the university and make it the leading higher learning and research-oriented institution in the Southwest State of Somalia (SWSS), one whose contribution is appreciably recognized throughout Somalia and other parts of the world.
Members of the BED, the supreme governing body of the USS, are vested with responsibilities that include, but not limited to, the formation of the institution’s academic policy, the overseeing of the management of its finances and property, approval of the annual budget, and honing the strategic direction of the institutional administration and operation. As the governing body of the university, and pursuant to the USS’s vision, mission, objectives/goals and emerging trends and shifts to new directions, the Board of Executive Directors bears the responsibility to appoint an Executive President. The incumbent for this position shall be a member of the Board of Executive Directors and shall serve as the executive leader and senior officer of the university, reporting hierarchically to the BED. He shall further assume the responsibility of overseeing all the USS’s affiliated but independently operating institutions.