Inaugural address of INQAAHE VII President

Dear colleagues,

It is a great honor and pleasure for me to take on the Presidency of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education to represent the 280 INQAAHE members.

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the contribution of all the INQAAHE Past Presidents who have served with determination, commitment, and with noble spirit. Due to their tireless efforts, INQAAHE has been able to achieve the heights it is enjoying now and I am honored to have their full support and invaluable guidance to take the INQAAHE to newer heights!

Our Board of Directors deserves special acknowledgement. It represents the very best in international quality assurance expertise – look forward to their advice and support over the term of my presidency. I am inspired by their invaluable support, as well as that of the Secretariat, and, am in a strong belief that jointly we will be able to achieve the set goals.

To the INQAAHE honorable members, I have had the great privilege of getting to know you well and serving you over the past five years of my involvement with the INQAAHE Board. During this election period, I have had the privilege to get to know the individual needs, requests, and even complaints of our members. The commitment you have all demonstrated to our profession, stakeholders and the Network inspires me every day. I am grateful to you all for your service. It is my vision to meet, talk and initiate joint projects within our network to be able to better respond to the needs of our members. Together, we can count on mutual support in this challenging, yet rewarding mission and through our joint efforts take INQAAHE forward and upward!

Hereby, I declare that I will act in line with the INQAAHE Constitution and the norms set in its by-laws. I will serve tirelessly to move forward the ambitious plan set in my manifesto while seeking the guidance, support and active involvement of all the INQAAHE invaluable members in the actual implementation process.

I am humbled and at the same time grateful for your trust and support. It is my strong belief, that together, we will take the Network to the next global level of recognition as envisaged by the Founders, successive leaders and as dictated by the ever-changing demands.

With my best regards,

Susanna Karakhanyan

7th President of INQAAHE (2016-2018)

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