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Management and Governance

Open and honest communication together with transparent and accountable decision making are among the core values of KIMEP University, while participation of students, faculty, staff and outside stakeholders is one of the core principles in the management and governance of the University.

The management and governance consists of Board of Trustees and Academic Council bodies and acts with respect to the regulations of the Charter of KIMEP.

KIMEP UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT

“The mission of KIMEP University is to develop well-educated citizens and to improve the quality of life in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, and beyond through teaching, research, learning, community service and the advancement of knowledge in business administration, social sciences, law, languages and other fields.

To fulfill this mission, KIMEP University offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs at the highest level of international educational standards to outstanding students, who will become equals to graduates of other world-class universities. KIMEP University students demonstrate leadership, talent, language capabilities, and academic excellence.

The mission statement aims to bring the core values to life, setting a practical goal for the operations of KIMEP community. All members of the community are acting with respect, openness, honesty and integrity and have a commitment to quality and intolerance of nepotism, corruption and discrimination.”

KIMEP University values:

KIMEP has seven core values. These values were developed by faculty, staff and students to set the guiding principles of KIMEP University employees and students. The Core Values are intended to guide the culture of KIMEP University, to set the foundation of both the university’s vision and mission. The core values as originally developed for KIMEP University were 12 value statements. At the request of KIMEP Student Association, the core values were revisited during the strategic planning process for the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The core values were consolidated to create seven values which are much easier to remember than the original 12.

1. An academic environment, which fosters integrity, mutual trust, free exchange of ideas, lifelong learning and encourages students, faculty, and staff to reach their highest potentials
2. Intellectual and personal honesty in learning, teaching, research, and service.
3. The well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
4. An inclusive environment for students, their parents, alumni, staff, faculty, and the wider community, blind to nationality, gender, age, religion, or other factors not related to the purposes of the University.
5. The development of the future leaders of society who will embrace the highest ethical standards;
6. The University’s high reputation and its important contribution to the growth of society.
7. Transparent decision making, free from favoritism, nepotism or corruption

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. General provisions and legal status of JSC ‘KIMEP University’
2. The subject, goals and objectives of the activities of JSC ‘KIMEP University’
3. Founders
4. Rights and obligations of the shareholders
5. Shares of JSC ‘KIMEP University’
6. Management of JSC ‘KIMEP University’ (Bodies. General Meeting of Shareholders. Board of Trustees. Executive Committee. Councils)
7. Officials of JSC ‘KIMEP University’
8. Affiliated persons of JSC ‘KIMEP University’ Order of providing information on affiliated persons
9. Faculty, research and support staff
10. Admission to JSC ‘KIMEP University’ students and attendees
11. Organization of academic and research activity
12. System of education and curriculum structure
13. System of assessment of student learning
14. Public organizations
15. Branches and representative offices of JSC ‘KIMEP University’
16. Financial statements and audit of JSC ‘KIMEP University’
17. Reorganization and liquidation of JSC ‘KIMEP University’

Amendments made to the Charter of “KIMEP University” JSC

Download the KIMEP Charter (.pdf)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS / BOARD OF TRUSTEES

For the advancement of the strategic development of KIMEP University, utilization of current international educational technologies, and development of research activities and international academic collaboration, the Board of Directors / Board of Trustees consists of some of the most competent representatives of science, education, business and state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign countries. Members of the Board of Directors / Board of Trustees are elected at the General Meeting of Shareholders of KIMEP University.

The Board of Directors/Board of Trustees oversees the administration of KIMEP University with the exception of those issues which are ascribed by the Charter to the competence of the General Meeting of Shareholders.

Composition of the Board of Directors/Board of Trustees

The Board of Directors/Board of Trustees is composed of leaders in the spheres of academia, business and government bodies both in Kazakhstan and internationally. Members of the Board of Directors/Board of Trustees are elected by the General Meeting of Shareholders of JSC KIMEP.

Currently, the Board of Directors/Board of Trustees consists of the following members:

1. Stephen John Beresford Nye – Chairman of the Board of Directors/Board of Trustees, representative of the shareholder Chan Young Bang;
2. Chan Young Bang – shareholder (60%), President of the President’s Cabinet;
3. Bibigul Amangeldinovna Assylova – representative of the shareholder (40%), Vice Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
4. Kalymzhan Valikhanovich Ibraimov – representative of the shareholder (40%), Acting Chairman of the State Property and Privatization Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
5. Nasymzhan Zhambekovna Ospanova – representative of the shareholder (40%), Director of the Technical and Professional Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
6. Nei Hei Park Independent Director;
7. Eldar Tynyshbayevich Zhumagaziyev – Independent Director, Deputy Chairman of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken”;
8. Zhanar Umirzakovna Bazarbekova – representative of the shareholder Chan Young Bang;
9. Anastasios Sitsas – Independent Director;
10. Seung Nam Kim – Independent Director.

Dr. Timothy Barnett, Ph.D
Provost and General Deputy to the President

Assists the President of the University and represents the President as commissioned. Acts on behalf of the President as instructed by the President. Oversees all University matters: academic and economic operations, as well as innovative and strategic operations of the University.

 

Dr. Gilbert Thomas Linne, Ph.D
Vice President of Academic Affairs

VPAA is responsible for all operations of the University related to academic leadership, curriculum, personnel management for the academic division, and budget planning and fiscal management for the academic division. Supports and works in partnership with the faculty governance system. All academic areas report to the VPAA.

 

Mr. Fidirko Yuriy, MA
Vice President for Finance

Preparation of complete and accurate information on University operations and its property status;
Control over the use of material and financial resources in accordance with allocated budget and designation;
Prevention of negative outcomes of economic operations of the University and guarantee of its financial stability.

 

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Aigerim Ibrayeva
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

AVPSA is responsible for the overall supervision of student extra-curricular activities, student supportservices such as Health Services, Student Learning Center, New Student Orientation, Sports Center, Housing, Residence Life and Campus Life, Department of International Academic Mobility, Student Discipline, Student Center and Student Government. To work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to provide a comprehensive learning environment that fosters the intellectual, psychological, social, leadership and recreational development for a diverse student population.

 

 

Deans

Dr. Ho Young Lee,
Dean of the Bang College of Business

To provide strategic leadership and strategic management in the academic and operational development of the College
1. Ensure implementation of Institution-wide policies and regulations within the College
2. Ensure the proper use and allocation of all resources – physical, information, human and financial, including delivery to plan within budget.
3. Contribute fully to the Institution’s corporate planning and communications processes and lead the development of College Plans, including the setting of income generation targets.
4. Be responsible for the management of all staff in the College including, the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment

 

Dr. Gerald Pech, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Social Science

To provide strategic leadership and strategic management in the academic and operational development of the College
1. Ensure implementation of Institution-wide policies and regulations within the College
2. Ensure the proper use and allocation of all resources – physical, information, human and financial, including delivery to plan within budget.
3. Contribute fully to the Institution’s corporate planning and communications processes and lead the development of College Plans, including the setting of income generation targets.
4. Be responsible for the management of all staff in the College including, the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment

 

Dr. Joseph Luke, J.D
Dean of the School of Law

To provide strategic leadership and strategic management in the academic and operational development of the School of Law
1. Ensure implementation of Institution-wide policies and regulations within the School
2. Ensure the proper use and allocation of all resources – physical, information, human and financial, including delivery to plan within budget.
3. Contribute fully to the Institution’s corporate planning and communications processes and lead the development of School’s Plans, including the setting of income generation targets.
4. Be responsible for the management of all staff in the School including, the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment

 

Dr. Juldyz Smagulova, Ph.D
Executive Director of Language Center

The Executive Director is the senior manager of the Language Center and its primary representative at the university level and beyond. Provides vision to the Center, to oversee the implementation of efficient management systems, to make the Language Center one of the best in the country, to continue to grow the World Language Preparatory Program, to ensure the highest level of student directed language instruction and support, to hire, train and develop the best cadre of language instructors in the region, and to ensure that the Center’s employees incorporate teaching and service excellence into their daily routines.

 

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Heather Ann McCollum, Ed.D.
Dean of General Education

Directing the academic design, delivery of general education courses and developing long-term strategic planning and developmental initiatives within KIMEP University’s baccalaureate curriculum. The Dean maintains the sequence of general education courses attended by all undergraduate students.

 

Authority
The establishment of the KIMEP Academic Council (KAC) was authorized by the General Meeting of Shareholders (2009) on the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of KIMEP (2009). The Council shall have the necessary powers vested in it by the Charter of KIMEP (amended and approved by the Ministry of Justice, RPK, 2009) to perform its duties, achieve the academic objectives and purposes of the Institute, and to make such reasonable academic policies for the education of its students.

Purpose
The purpose of the Academic Council of KIMEP University (the “Council”) is to manage the academic affairs of KIMEP University. The Council is the collegiate body of KIMEP University that gives Faculty Members of KIMEP University a formal instrumentality to express to the President’s Cabinet the considered recommendations of the Faculty. In as much as the explicit authority of the Council is not exclusive, the Council has the responsibility to manage any issue that may be deemed to come within the term “Academic Affairs.”

Composition of KIMEP Academic Council
The Council shall be composed only of faculty members of KIMEP University; defined in Part II (1) of these Bylaws, under procedures set forth in Part V. A Member of the Council shall serve as Chair of a Standing Committee.

Members of Academic Council

  1. Each College granting or offering a degree and the Language Center shall have representation on the Council. The initial number of representatives shall be as follows:

3 representatives from the College of Social Sciences;
3 representatives from the Bang College of Business
1 representative from the School of Law

3 representatives from the Language Center

  1. Each representative shall be selected by each College in a manner determined by that College.
  2. Voting members include faculty, Deans, and the Executive Director of the Language Center.

Total voting members: 13

Ex-Officio members without voting rights:

  1. The Vice –President for Academic Affairs, the Vice-President for Planning, Strategic Planning and Research, the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and the Directors of Recruitment and Admissions, Executive Education Center, Registry shall have the status of non-voting observers of the Council
  1. The KIMEP Student Association shall appoint 3 students representative for a term of one year. The representative must have completed 30 credits of coursework at KIMEP and must be in good academic standing. If the student does not enroll or is no longer in good standing then a new representative shall be appointed to serve out the term. The student representative shall not have a right to vote.

[1] Charter on the Joint Stock Company “KIMEP University” (JSC “KIMEP University”) approved at the General Meeting of Shareholders of Joint Stock Company “Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research” (“KIMEP JSC”), Protocol Nr. 14, on December 23, 2011 in Almaty [KIMEP University Charter], Art. 6.4.1.