Maj-Gen Datuk Prof Mohamad Termidzi Junaidi has vast experience KUANTAN, Sat:
A former army officer created history when he was appointed head of the newly set-up Dentistry Kuliyyah (faculty) of the International Islamic University (IIU).
He joined IIU on July 10 last year after his retirement from the civil service.
Termidzi said he was persuaded by IIU Kuantan campus director Datuk Prof Dr Md Tahir Azhar to head the new faculty.
"I requested for some time to think about it," said Termidzi, who was initially reluctant to accept the appointment as he was not an academician.
"I think my vast experience in administration will help me face this challenge," Termidzi said at the closing ceremony of the IIU Kuantan campus orientation week 2007/2008 yesterday.