Board of Directors 

The legal and financial affairs of the school are managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.  The Board consists of a total of nine members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and five members.


Four of those members are elected by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), another four are elected by the Islamic Society of Central Kentucky (ISCK) and the last member is appointed by the ISCK Shura Council (liaison). 


In addition, the current administrator and academic director of LUA serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

Khaled Ghoneim, President

Khaled Ghoneim has been a member of the Lexington Muslim community for over 28 years.  He served as a member of the planning committee and the first LUA board of directors initiated by the Islamic Society of Central Kentucky (ISCK) in 2002 which helped launch the construction and the development of our school, Lexington Universal Academy.  He is a member of ISCK’s Shura Council and served as ISCK's president in past years.  Khaled currently works at Humana as a Technology Program Manager.  He is the father of six children.  Three of his children already graduated from LUA while the other three are currently enrolled.  Khaled had the honor of serving LUA in many capacities and is currently the President of LUA’s School Board of directors.

Amjad Bukhari, Vice-President


Nayan Mohamed, Secretary

Nayan Mohamed is a member of Islamic Society of Central Kentucky (ISCK), is part of Lexington Muslim community for 13 years. An Electronics & Communications Engineering graduate working as IT Project Manager at Lexmark International Inc. He is the father of two children. His daughter graduated from LUA and son studying in 5th grade at LUA. This is his first year serving in LUA board as a Secretary and looking forward to serve in LUA’s progress.

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Alaa El Mediouri, Treasurer

Alaa El Mediouri is currently working as an Instructional Technology Director at the University of Kentucky. He has been a member of the community and this is his third year serving in LUA board. 
His career in the nonprofit arena has afforded him with a comprehensive view of the opportunities and challenges that accompany change. Alaa learned from the ground up the importance of collaboration and the power of public support. He also learned the challenges and joys of nonprofit leadership from many different points of view. 

Jamil Farooqui, ISCK Liaison

Dr. Jamil Azam Farooqui is a physician living in Lexington for more than 15 years.  Currently he is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital and member of the Board of Directors, Lexington Clinic.  He has been an active member of our community, currently serving Boards of CAIR Kentucky, ISCK and Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabbah. He is also the board member of the Share Center and Medical Director of the Share Center Free Clinic.  He has served as the president of Masjid Bilal Executive Committee and Islamic Society of Central Kentucky.

Ihab Almagdub

Dr. Ihab Almagdub lived in Lexington for more than 8 years.  He is involved in many Muslim community projects . He is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky. He has 3 children , 2 of them currently attend LUA.

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Zaeemuddin Ali Syed