Front (left to right): Senior Director for Technology Services Mr. Christian Slater, MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Aram Qadir, Kurdish Ambassador to the United States Mrs. Bayan Abdulrahman, and Senior Director for Communications and Events Mr. Brian Kirschner. Back (left to right): Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Dr. Tracey Schneider, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Ms. Kathie Jeffries, Lead Vice President for Institutional Field Relations Dr. Idna Corbett, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff Dr. Stephen Pugliese, Secretary of the Board of Trustees at The American University of Kurdistan and Representative of KAAE Dr. Honar Issa, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education Dr. Amanj Saeed, and Director of Academic and Public Affairs of KRG in D.C Mr. Delovan Barwari.