Recipient of Al-Husain Decoration for Distinguished Contribution of the Second Order and Professor of Physical Education, Dr. Sari Hamdan Ghanima received his B.S. degree in physical education in 1976 from Alexandria University, Egypt, M.S. degree in administration and coaching in physical education from in 1984 from the University of Miami, USA, and Ph.D. degree in administration and professional preparation in physical education in 1986 from Florida State University, USA.
Dr. Ghanima joined UJ as an assistant professor in 1986, where he was promoted to associate professor in 1991 and professor in 1998. He held several administrative positions at UJ including ·Chairman of the Physical Education Practical and Theoretical Departments, Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, and Deputy Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education. He also served as Dean of Student Affairs and President of Amman Private University.
Prof. Ghanima also held several key local and regional administrative positions including Secretary General of the Jordanian Ministry of Youth and Sports, · 2011, ·Secretary General of the Jordanian Higher Council for Youth, 2003-10, · Deputy President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, 2009-present, ·Chairman of the Technical Committee for the construction of a national strategy for youth in Jordan, 2003-2004, ·President of the Jordan Handball Federation 1992-2002, and Chairman of the Technical Committee for the implementation of the national strategy for youth in Jordan, 2004-2008.
He also served as a member on numerous committees, councils and boards including the Executive Bureau of the Union of Arab Olympic Committees, the Board of Directors of the Asian Handball, the Higher Council for Persons with Disabilities, and the Board of Directors of the Arab Union for Handball.
Professor Ghanima supervised the master’s and doctoral theses of over 30 students, and was awarded Al-Husain Decoration for Distinguished Contribution of the Second Order in 2000, the Arab Union for Handball Decoration of Honour in 2007, and Shield of the Union of Arab Olympic Committees in 2011.