A Message from President Mohamed Abousalem

July 1, 2024—It is an immense honor for me to join the esteemed KGI community and to serve as its third president. I am inspired by our faculty, staff, and students, who drive KGI’s outsized global footprint and are dedicated to tackling global health challenges and developing leaders who are focused on bringing the power of life sciences to serve society.

As a young institution, we have a strong foundation upon which to build, and we sit at the nexus of rapidly evolving fields in healthcare, biotech, and the life sciences. KGI, unlike many higher education institutions, has the ability to accelerate quickly, adapt, and nimbly leverage academic and research partnership opportunities that advance our mission and expand our reach.

I am fortunate to follow in the footsteps of Presidents Schuster and Riggs, who paved the way for KGI’s growth and success over the past 27 years. The years ahead are pivotal for KGI as we mature and expand our impact into local and global communities while preserving the entrepreneurial spirit that is central to our identity.

Together, we will leverage our excellence and expertise to elevate KGI’s leadership in healthcare, biotech, and life sciences education and research and ensure we continue to meet and respond to the needs of our students, researchers, and partners around the world.

Warm regards,

Dr. Mohamed Abousalem

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I am thrilled and privileged to have been chosen to lead KGI at this exciting and transformational time in its history. I look forward to working with the KGI and Claremont Colleges communities and building on the legacies of Presidents Schuster and Riggs. I am excited to continue advancing science and engineering to develop tomorrow’s life science and healthcare leaders.