A path breaking innovator in the field of education and a warrior for noble causes, Dr Bernard Malik is the Director at American College under whose watchful eyes the campus came into existence. Similarly, he is also the Founder of International Open University in Meghalaya, India (established by the Government of Meghalaya, India)
Dr Malik, also known lovingly as Reverend Malik is a noted global educationist and an eminent American philanthropist having vast experience and expertise in the field of education with a vision and yen to succeed. Having acknowledged that education is the only stable way to actual empowerment, Dr Malik began the crusade of setting up state of the art educational facilities across the globe. He now has on anvil, a series of open universities in Papua New Guinea, Kingdom of Tonga and India, striving to raise the bar of higher education quality on a whole.
A true philanthropic soul, he has involved himself with many human rights issues and has always tried his best to champion the causes of the downtrodden, the voiceless, and the deprived, to the authorities in concern, so that an effective change may be brought about. He has been a pioneer and lead voice on issues of Human Rights for Indians. He has made representations to the Prime Minister of India, President of the United States of America, many ministers of Indian Government, White House Advisors, Members of Parliament in many countries, US Senators, Congressmen, US State Department, United Nations and International Human Rights Organizations. The global community has acknowledged his outstanding work. Numerous human rights and church related associations in US, Canada, India and Africa, have honoured him.
Likewise, he has set up and is associated with a number of charities and social organisations including International Council of Evangelical Churches, Federation of Indian Christian Organizations of North America, Organisation for Eradication of Illiteracy and Poverty, Minority Empowerment Organisation and the “Save Girl Child” Organisation. He has spent close to a decade serving as an NGO representative to the United Nations and has spent the better part of his life standing up for social issues and raising voices on behalf of the marginalised.
Dr Malik is an accomplished Higher Education leader with extensive experience in VET management. As the Campus Director at American College, Dr Malik’s job encompasses leading complex and diverse teams, managing budgets, developing and implementing change strategies, and giving direction to strategic, financial and operational planning and issues, including the resourcing and delivery of campus academic and administrative services to ensure the achievement of organizational objectives and compliance with relevant government legislation across many levels.
Dr Malik possesses multidisciplinary skills and is responsible and accountable for the coordinated management of multiple related projects directed toward strategic business and other organizational objectives such as : building credibility, establishing rapport, and maintaining communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Department of Education (DET) and other external agencies.
He is regularly required to represent American College at various state government and industry forums, and successfully host key events such as campus openings, alumni functions, foreign delegation visits and graduation ceremonies. He is a Transformational Leader who is committed to eradicating illiteracy and believes in educational empowerment which explains his involvement in higher education initiatives in India, Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. He has established the American College in Australia and has transformed it into a progressive vocational college in Brisbane, Queensland.