The Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University, Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, announced Saturday 27 June 2020 that the university decided to appoint Father Iyad Twal as executive Vice President, to replace Dr. Michael Sansur who has decided to take one year leave from the university after being in this position for nine years.
Brother Peter mentioned in his announcement that this the appointment is for one year effective at the begging of the new academic year 2020-2021.
Father Twal is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Humanities at the Faculty of Arts at Bethlehem University and was the chairperson of the Religious Studies Department and is a teacher of Philosophy there as well.
Father Twal has assumed a number of administrative positions in his professional career. He was appointed Director-General of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in 2016 and has served a priest in Birzeit and the Seminary and in Al-Zababdeh and Beit Sahour. He holds a Ph.D. In Theoretical and Political Philosophy.