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Member: Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad
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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad is the Chancellor of UCSI University since 23 February 2006.

An educationist and a diplomat with 30 years of excellent service in both government and international organisations such as the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH); Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO); the Commonwealth Secretariat and Regional Institute of Higher Education Development (RIHED), he is known for his contributions in education.

Upon his retirement, Tan Sri headed various industries such as:

  • Group Chairman of Bank Industry and Technology.
  • Chairman of 5 companies listed under the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
  • Education Consultant to World Bank.
  • Chairman, University Technology MARA (UiTM).
  • Pro-Chancellor, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
  • Chancellor, UCSI University.
  • Chairman of John Master Industries Berhad.
  • Chairman of Kolej DiKa.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Panel to the Minister of Education on the Cluster School Project.
Tan Sri's academic and professional credentials include: B.A. Hons. (University Malaya), Dip. Ed. (University of Singapore), Dip. Ednl. Admin. (University of Reading, England), Ph.D. (University of East London, England), Executive Management Programme (Administrative Staff College, New Zealand), and Advanced Management Programme (Harvard Business School, USA).

Tan Sri is also actively involved in social organisations. He is the Chairman of the Education Officers National Cooperative Society (KOPENAS), a committee that looks into 'teacher grievances' and which led to the Abdul Rahman Arshad Report; Chairman of the Committee of Masjid Al-Taqwa of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur; and Chairman of the Panel of Advisors on the Cluster School Project, Ministry of Education. His other achievements include authoring a book Unity and Education in Malaysia published by Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka (DBP), and an autobiography Abdul Rahman Arshad: Kenangan Sepanjang Jalan, also published by DBP, 2009.

Tan Sri's illustrious life is also marked by various honorary degrees and awards like: the Honorary L.L.B. (Sastkatchewan, Canada), Hon. D. Litt (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Hon. D. Litt (Herriot-Watt, Edinburgh), Hon. D. Ed (East London, England), Hon. D. Ednl. Mgnt. (Universiti Teknologi MARA), Hon. D. Ed. (UCSI University), Hon. D. Ed (University of Malaya), Hon. D. Ed. (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris), the national award for Education Leadership (2005), and the Eisenhower Fellow (USA) award.

Other awards conferred on Tan Sri are Datukships like the P.S.M. (Panglima Setia Mahkota Pahang), S.P.D.K (Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu), D.C.S.M (Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka), D. S. A.P ( Darjah Kebesaran Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang), D.M.P.N ( Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri), D.K.S.J (Darjah Kurnia Setiajasa), J.M.N.(Johan Mangku Negara), J.S.M. (Johan Setia Mahkota) and B.S.K (Binatang Setia Kinabalu).
  Chairman: Dato' (Dr.) Haji Karim Bin Haji Abdullah Omar
  Member: Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abdul Rahman Arshad
  Member: Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr.) Musa Mohamad
  Member: Dato' Peter T. S. Ng

Member: Senior Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff

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