Faculty and staff

Administrative staff

Core academic staff

  • Dr Adalbertus Kamanzi, Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma, Programme Leader ID, Dip. Th., BA, MA, PhD (Visiting Professor)
  • Mrs Maria Renee Rada, Programme Leader ICT4D, BSc, Dips Higher Education, MSc (Visiting Professor)
  • Dr Alex Hakuzimana, University of Cape Town, Programme Leader PH, MD, MPh, MBA, PhD cand. (Visiting Professor)
  • Dr George Tasie, BSc, MSc, MPA, Cert. Higher Ed, PhD (Visiting Professor)
  • Professor Dr Michel Lejeune, Virtual University of Uganda, B.Phil, MA, PhD
  • Professor Dr Deirdre Carabine, Virtual University of Uganda, BA, MA, PhD, PhD

Visiting Professors and Tutors

  • Dr Ashis Brahma, Virtual University of Uganda, PH, MD, MScTMIH, DLSHTM
  • Professor Dr Douglas Nisbet, Robert Gordon University, PG Cert, MA, MSc, PhD
  • Professor Dr Victor van Reijswoud, Virtual University of Uganda ICT4D Consultant, BA, MA, PhD
  • Dr Ann Marie Begley, Virtual University of Uganda, RGN, BA, Dip.Ed. MA, PhD, FRCSI
  • Dr Magnus Ujunwa Amajirionwu, EPA Ireland, B.Eng, PGDip, MSc, Dip. Law, MBA, PhD
  • Dr Alfred Lakwo, AFARD Uganda, BSc, MA, PhD
  • Dr Albin Kalolo, St Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania, MD, MSc, PhD
  • Dr Anthony Tibaingana, Makerere University, Dip. Environment, B. Comm, MBA, Cert Management, PhD
  • Professor Dr Martin Ike-Muousonu, SMC Switzerland, PhD, DBA
  • Assoc. Professor Dr Michael Ekubu Otim, Queensland University of Technology Australia; and University of Sharjah UAE. BSc, Grad. Dip. Econ, PGDip. H Econs, MEcon, PhD
  • Drs Jimmy Opoka, Procurement and Logistics Specialist, BBA, MBA, CIPS, PhD (candidate)
  • Drs Patrick Mugambe, Uganda Management Institute, B.Comm, MBA, M.Urban Planning, ACCA, PhD (candidate)
  • Mr Arjan de Jager, ICT4D Specialist, BSc, MSc
  • Mr Johan Wezelman, ICT4D Specialist, Dip. Eng, BSc, BA, Dip. Education, IT Foundation Certs, CISCO, CCNA

Board of Directors

The Virtual University of Uganda has been set up as a private institution operating under Educational Capital Funding and its Board of Directors. The current members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Mr Grayson Nash (Chair)
  • Professor Dr Charles Olweny
  • Professor Dr Brian Smart
  • Mr Patrick Bitature
  • Mr Greg Coleman
  • Mr Mathias Magoola
  • Professor Dr Everd Maniple (Secretary)

Governing Council

The University Governing Council is the supreme authority of the university. The current members are:

  • Professor Dr Patrick Mangheni Chair
  • Miss Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa (Director National Library of Uganda) Vice-Chair
  • Ms Elizabeth Kibuka-Musoke (CEO Catcha)
  • Professor Dr Paul Mugambi (Executive Director, Uganda Vice Chancellors' Forum)
  • Ms Evelyn Grace Ayot (Registrar International Health Sciences University)
  • Professor Dr Charles Olweny (Emeritus Vice-Chancellor, Uganda Martyrs University)
  • Mr Matthias Mosha (CEO/HR Consultant, Aikan, Kampala)
  • Ms Susie Mukiibi (HR Manager Smile Communications)
  • Professor Dr Michel Lejeune (VUU)
  • Professor Dr Deirdre Carabine (VUU)
  • Professor Maria Rada, VUU Representative from Senate
  • Mrs Dolorence Wakida, Representative of the University Alumni
  • Mr Michel Parys, VUU Representative from Student Council
  • Ms Lindo Victoria Ndagire (University Secretary - Secretary to Council in attendance)

University Senate

The University Senate is responsible for all academic matters in the university. Senate sits six times each year under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor.

Academic Board

The primary academic body of the university is the Academic Board which is responsible for the control of internal academic affairs and arrangements for teaching and research. It oversees and regulates the education and discipline of all students enrolled at the University. It is chaired by the Director of Programmes, and consists of the Programme Leaders and the academic staff teaching the various courses at the university.


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