Reformed Church University appoints new Vice Chancellor

The Reformed Church University (RCU) Council, through the Council Chairman, Dr. Augustine Mazvuru, would like to announce the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor, Professor Obert Maravanyika.  He is the second substantive Vice Chancellor of the RCU with effect from 1 August 2018.

 Professor Maravanyika is the Chief Executive Officer of the University whose mandate is to provide institutional leadership and oversight, develop and drive the vision, mission, strategy and act as chief advocate, and principal ambassador of the University.

 The new RCU Vice Chancellor is an academic luminary, renowned researcher and experienced administrator who shall provide visionary and strategic leadership to the University, maintain and promote research and innovation as well as ensure efficiency and good governance of the institution.

 In terms of experience in the academic area, Professor Maravanyika, is a holder of a PhD in Curriculum Analysis from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), and a full Professor. He started his university career as a junior lecturer at the same University in 1979 and worked his way through the ranks to Associate Professor from 1992-2012 (UZ), and then Full Professor from 2012 to the present, largely through more than satisfactory teaching, research and university service.

In university administration, Professor Maravanyika was Chairman of Department at the University of Zimbabwe from 1982-1986, Acting Deputy Dean, Acting Pro Vice Chancellor at the UZ from 1999-2002, Acting Vice Chancellor at Masvingo State University (MASU) from 2002-2005, and Vice Chancellor at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) from 2005-2012. He sat in, and chaired many Committees of both Senate and Council at universities in Zimbabwe and beyond.

 Professor Maravanyika has been associated with RCU from its formative stages in the early 90s to the present and he was the Chairman of the University Foundation Committee for many years and a member of its first Council.  Having run a university before for close to thirteen years, he has the necessary experience to lead RCU in the desired direction. Given the growth trajectory the University is pursuing, the new Vice Chancellor shall build the RCU into a reputable university that offers quality education in an inclusive environment, in line with the nation’s vision of growing the economy.

 

Stephene Chikozho

Director-Business Development, Information & Public Relations

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