Prof. Kalim Ullah is First Vice Principal of Edwardes College, effective 1 January 2012, Principal Dr. Titus Presler announced to the College in December.
The appointment is made in consultation with the Management Team and with the endorsement of the Chair of the College Executive Committee, the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Peters, Bishop of Peshawar, the Principal said. Prof. Kalim is succeeding Prof. Naseem Haider Kazmi, who served as Vice Principal since 2008.
In the appointment letter to Prof. Kalim the Principal wrote: “The appointment recognizes the many leadership gifts you have demonstrated in the life of Edwardes College. You understand both the people of the College and the wider environment of Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which Edwardes functions. You are sensitive both to individuals and to the institution’s community life. You are proficient in both academics and co-curricular activities. You are able to inspire and motivate faculty, students and staff. You are wise and collaborative in making decisions.”
It is expected that Prof. Kalim will serve in this post until his retirement date of 31 May 2013. He will continue to chair the English Department for the time being, Dr. Presler said.
A graduate of Edwardes College, Prof. Kalim Ullah holds the Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Peshawar. He rejoined the College as a Lecturer in English in September 1976 and was regularized in 1980. He became a Hostel Warden in 1977 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1992. He was appointed Deputy Chief Proctor in 1996 and Chief Proctor in 2001, the same year in which he became Associate Professor. He assisted in organizing the College Centenary Celebration in 2000. He has been active in sports, debate, and in international linkages such as Edwardes’ connections with Birmingham University and the German government. In 2009 he was appointed full Professor and Second Vice Principal.
As with all major appointments, the Board of Governors will be requested to endorse this appointment at its next meeting, which is planned for early in 2012, the Principal said.