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Delaware Valley College Board of Trustees selects new member

Sep 27, 2013

Delaware Valley College selected Majid Alsayegh as a new member of its Board of Trustees on Friday, Sept. 20.

Alsayegh brings experience in business and project management, which will be valuable to the College as it implements its strategic plan. He has also demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting cultural diversity and understanding, which fits in well with the College’s core values.

“Majid has had an impressive career in business and he has done some really positive work through the nonprofit organizations he is a part of,” said College President Dr. Joseph Brosnan. “We’re pleased to welcome him to the Delaware Valley College board.”

Majid is well-known for his work on promoting cross-cultural understanding. He was one of 30 Arab Americans convened by the White House to discuss the Arab Spring. Through this program, he participated in meetings with newly elected leaders from several countries to promote economic opportunities and better relationships with the United States.

He is currently serving as principal and senior consultant at Alta Management, LLC, which provides project management services for technology, infrastructure, and facilities projects and real estate development services to clients in both the public and private sectors. His career has also included serving as a consultant on international development and energy services and teaching executive education courses in management, finance, resource economics, and economic development.

Majid has a B.S. in civil engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and master’s degree in management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

He chairs the Board of Directors for Intercultural Journeys, an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and bridges divides through dialogue and the presentation of performances of music, poetry, and other art forms.  He’s also a board member and vice chair of the Dialogue Institute, which works to identify, train, and support leaders throughout the world in countering intolerance and violence by advancing the values of religious freedom, gender equity, dialogue, and mutual understanding. Majid is on the Chairman’s Advisory Committee for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, which is dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. He’s also the current treasurer and vice chair of the Planning and Finance Committee, for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.