Dr Auhood Alfaries currently leads the establishment of the new Deanship of Electronic and Distance learning at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University. She holds a PhD in Computing and Information systems from Brunel University, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from Keele University. She is a member of Associates of the UK Higher Education Academy, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Saudi Computer Society.Her technical research interests include: ontology learning, semantic webs services, knowledge engineering, information extraction and the development of novel tools and algorithms for data visualization and is a member of IWAN Research Group.Interested in and attended a number of higher education leadership programs.Dr. Alfaries employs evidence-based best practices in building the capacity of her team and strategic development to ensure the sustainability and adaptability of the Deanship mission and goals.