USIU-Africa announces search for new Vice-Chancellor

USIU-Africa announces search for new Vice-Chancellor

USIU-Africa

  • In a statement issued Thursday, the private university stated that the search will be conducted through a United Kingdom-based recruitment firm Oxford HR.
  • "The successful candidate will set out a vision for USIU-Africa's next chapter and work collaboratively with the Management Board to deliver the current Strategic Plan 2021/2026 with energy, sound judgment, and integrity, thinking creatively about opportunities for growth and income diversification," said Prof. Brown.

United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) has kicked off its search for a new vice-chancellor.

In a statement issued Thursday, the private university stated that the search will be conducted through a United Kingdom-based recruitment firm Oxford HR.

Confirming the news, USIU-Africa’s Interim Vice-Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown said the next VC will be expected to bring a track record of successful leadership and academic achievement, as demonstrated in a doctoral degree and ideally at full professorial level.

"The successful candidate will set out a vision for USIU-Africa's next chapter and work collaboratively with the Management Board to deliver the current Strategic Plan 2021/2026 with energy, sound judgment, and integrity, thinking creatively about opportunities for growth and income diversification," said Prof. Brown.

In August, USIU-Africa recalled its Prof. Brown, a former vice-chancellor at the institution, to act as interim VC for nine months as the university searches for a substantive replacement.

This was following the sudden exit of Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza amid conflict with lecturers over salary cuts and a union over plans to lay off non-teaching staff.

Speaking then, the University Council Chairman Kris Ole Senanu said the search for a new vice-chancellor will be a highly intensive process expected to last between 6 to 9 months.