He is appointed by the President of the republic. (the university sponsor), upon the recommendation of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Functions and Tasks:
1. The president of the University Council chairs and takes initiatives to ensure the achievement of the OIU purposes.
2. Helps in all that would strengthen the link between the Council and the other institutions and bodies to fulfill the OIU goals.
3. Heads the committee of the executive and financial affairs.