Head of Student Life, College of Interdisciplinary Studies

MBA Human Resource Management, Canadian University Dubai, UAE

BA Marketing, Canadian University Dubai, UAE

Diploma, Advertising and Integrated Marketing communications, St. Lawrence College, Canada


With over 20 years’ experience, 14 of which in the field of Education, particularly within the Higher Education landscape, Mary-Alison offers an array of skills in student affairs, alumni management, international student management, student leadership, partnerships, student services, careers services, accommodation, student development programmes, welfare and recreation. She is determined, driven and goal oriented but equally, genuine, nurturing, and dynamic. Inspired to build high performing teams to meet student needs through a highly people-centred approach. Leading her teams to become the best in class and to exceed student expectations making Zayed University the number one choice amongst prospective candidates and with the aim of providing upward social mobility and employability to all.

Key Competencies:

Team Building, Community Building, Program Development, Partnership Management, Problem Solving, Project

Management, Department Management, Strategy, Adaptability , Leadership


Dubai Academic City, R-L2-099