The King Saud University is nowadays living through a unique transformation period that is truly unprecedented at the local, regional, and global level. This exceptional transformation requires the redoubled energy of the university's units and all its staff so that the pursuit of excellence in every field continues.
The College of Dentistry since its foundation in 1395H, and as a direct result of the accumulated hard work of all its former administrations, staff, and students, is widely regarded today to be leading the field. These appreciated efforts combined with the current administration's new vision has also helped the college to be up to date with the university's constant advancements and ongoing transformation, which still requires that everybody involved to work as a team with a clear-cut methodology that is based on the spirit of cooperation, transparency and constant development.
The Agency of Development & Quality at the College of Dentistry aspires to make the culture of development and quality widespread amongst its staff as well as seeing it implemented in the real world. Consequently, this will be helpful to the college's leadership position and with keeping up with the latest university's advancements in the medical field. Nevertheless, this still requires proper planning based on clear foundations to ensure the successful application of those plans and the achievements of the aspired goals.
The agency's aspiration can be summed up in the following three main goals:
1) Effective outreach programs with all relevant groups connected to the college such as: students, faculty members, researchers, graduates, administrators, technicians, and clients. This should be done in the context, message, and vision of the college so as to be beneficial towards education and scientific research in addition to serving the community in the field of dentistry.
2) To constantly work on improving every aspect of academic, research, administrative, and all community services by adhering faithfully to the international standards for quality which will guarantee that the college's production to be competitive on the global level.
3) To acquire credit locally, and recognition internationally for the college's programs which should come as a direct result of the college's authentic development efforts.
In conclusion of my brief message, I would like to express on behalf of my colleagues and myself our sincere gratitude to the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, represented by the Ministry of Higher Education and the administration of King Saud University for their unrelenting support for the efforts of the college and its ambitious plans, which will end, God willing, with the realization of our goals. We are also grateful and appreciative of the remarkable effort exerted by the Communication & Media Unit, and those behind the college's official website. We are especially delighted that this site albeit being in its initial phase and of the first few fruits of the Agency's is also playing a vital role in enhancing the communication experience of whomever is connected to the college.
Finally, I ask God Almighty to guide us all to the good deeds He loves.
Dr. Nasser D. Alqahtani
Vice Dean for Quality and Development