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Dr. Gordon Handke
Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs 

Dr. Handke, a Canadian national, has extensive financial and administrative experience and has worked for international academic institutions for over 25 years. He has a strong record of success in strategic and financial planning, budgeting, modeling, and oversight of decision support and reporting systems, linking strategic initiatives to measurable results. His expansive experience with higher education institutions includes The American University in Cairo, Athabasca University, Canada, New York University Abu Dhabi, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, and The Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi.

Gordon is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds a Doctorate of Business Administration in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath, U.K. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Alberta, Canada and obtained his MBA degree from Royal Roads University, Canada where he was the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for the highest academic standing in his program.