San Francisco Bay University welcomes first chief learning officer

"Dr. Anzar Khaliq, SFBU's first Chief Learning Officer"

San Francisco Bay University has named Dr. Anzar Khaliq as its first Chief Learning Officer.

Khaliq will lead SFBU’s new Center for Empowerment and Pedagogical Innovation (CEPI) and work with the senior leadership team to support the university’s commitment to innovative and inclusive pedagogical practices to enhance student engagement and learning. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Khaliq to the SFBU community as the university’s first Chief Learning Officer,” said President Nick Ladany. “He brings a wealth of experience in teaching, scholarship and higher education leadership that will be a tremendous asset in this transformative role and in establishing the new center to promote teaching excellence.” 

Khaliq comes to SFBU from Habib University in Pakistan, where he most recently served as the founding Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning and as an associate professor of Physics. He previously was the Assistant Dean of the university’s Dhanani School of Science and Engineering, the founding director of the Integrated Sciences and Mathematics program and the founder and director of its Center for Transdisciplinarity, Design, and Innovation. 

He will start in his new role on June 1. 

As the Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Khaliq will play a pivotal part in developing comprehensive plans for programming, faculty recruitment, and curriculum development. He will help design and implement programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of faculty and staff at all career stages and ensure the creation of inclusive learning environments. 

“I’m excited for this new opportunity at SFBU, an institution that cherishes the vibrancy and diversity of its community and embraces the new landscape of teaching and learning that is a result of the digital realities of our time,” Dr. Khaliq said. “I share SFBU’s appreciation for a student-centered approach to teaching and the critical role that it plays in creating diverse and inclusive learning environments. I’m honored to be a part of this important work at SFBU.”