Prof. Orna Almog (pictured below), a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences, has been named as Ben-Gurion University's Dean of Students. She will replace the outgoing dean Prof. Moshe Caspi and will begin her term on August 1st.
Prof. Almog was born and raised in Jerusalem and after completing her army service, she earned two degrees in Chemistry at BGU and completed her Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on the crystallography of proteins. She did her postdoc at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the US.
In 2000, Almog joined BGU's Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology and since has filled a number of roles in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Recently she was appointed as BGU's Commissioner of Sexual Harassment Complaints and the Prevention of Sexual Harassment.
In her new role as Dean of Students, Prof. Almog sees an opportunity to put to use her years of experience at BGU as both a student and as a faculty member.
“It's important for me to provide the students with optimal conditions so that they can discover their talents and become the best versions of themselves," she says.
Her wide range of talents include the completion of two law degrees at Tel Aviv University and a license to practice law. Last year she began a master's degree in business management at BGU's Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management.
Prof. Orna Almog is married to Prof. Yaniv Almog, head of the ICU unit at Soroka University Medical Center, and is a mother of four.