Dr. Ibrahim ElSawy serves as the executive director for the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth and is also a clinical associate professor of Exercise Science and Sport Management. Dr. ElSawy has been a long-time international advocate for persons with disabilities. For over 10 years, Dr. ElSawy has advocated for and furthered the work of the University in the inclusion of students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In 2009, he organized the first Arab-American Dialogue on Disability, where representatives from more than a dozen Arab-World Countries attended a week-long event at KSU, and the following year served on the organizing committee for the second in Tripoli, Libya. Dr. ElSawy arrived at KSU in 2008 as a scholar in the Center for Conflict Management and four years later was appointed executive director of the academy.