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In compliance to the Private Education Act, DigiPen (Singapore) has formed the Academic and the Examination Boards to uphold academic excellence and integrity.

Academic Board

Prasanna Ghali
Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer, Asia-Pacific
Dean of Continuing Education
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Samir Abou Samra
Chief Technology Officer, International
Program Director, Computer Science
M.S. in Computer Science, Lebanese American University

Raymond Yan
Senior Vice President
Diploma in 3D Computer Animation, DigiPen Applied Computer Graphics School

Dr. Xin Li
Dean of Faculty
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Central Florida


The Academic Board members are responsible for developing policies and procedures to ensure the academic quality and rigor such as:

  • Ensuring that the content and duration of the modules or subjects, as well as the entry and graduation requirements, of the courses are appropriate, and;

  • Approving the deployment of instructors based on the requirements stipulated by the Washington State Achievement Council, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and the Singapore Committee for Private Education;

  • Facilitating the implementation and compliance with the policies and procedures developed; and

  • Reviewing, at least once a year, the academic policies and procedures.

Examination Board

Dr. Xin Li
Dean of Faculty
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Central Florida

Calvin Tan Eu Jin
Department Chair, Fine Arts and Animation
Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts and Animation
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Painting), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Elie Hosry
Principal Lecturer, Computer Science
Director, Academic Support Center
Bachelor and Maitrise of Computer Science, Lebanese University, Beirut

Goh Xiao Shi
Bachelor of Counselling, Singapore University of Social Sciences (formally known as UniSim)


Members of the Examination Board are responsible for the development of examination and assessment procedures, such as to develop and facilitate the implementation of procedures to:

  • Ensure the security of examination scripts and answer scripts;

  • Ensure the proper conduct of examinations and assessments;

  • Define and ensure the proper discharge of duties and responsibilities of invigilators and graders;

  • Conduct moderation of examination and assessment marks; and

  • Handle appeals from students with regard to examination or assessment matters.