PERLIS Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim has been elected as the president of the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Alumni Association.
Dr Shahidan, who will get his doctorate in philosophy in political science at UUM’s 19th convocation today, won the post uncontested at the alumni’s annual general meeting in UUM on Thursday night.
He said he planned to include the alumni in a volunteer squad so that they could help during emergencies.
Domestic Affairs Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Paduka Abdul Rahman Ibrahim was elected as the alumni’s deputy president.
Former alumni president Assoc Prof Dr Mohamad Khan Jamal Khan was elected as honorary secretary.
Other office bearers include UUM Finance and Banking Faculty senior lecturer Dr Mohd Amy Azhar Mohd Hariff who was picked as assistant honorary secretary and UUM public relations officer Suraya Deraman who was picked as a committee member.