Professor Lindela Roland Ndlovu (2005-2015)
The Late Professor Lindela R. Ndlovu was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) on the fourteenth of October 2005.The Installation Ceremony which was officiated by the Chancellor, His Excellency Cde R. G. Mugabe was held at the University’s Ceremonial Hall.This marked a very colorful event that was graced by senior government officials and the business community at large.Lindela becomes the second Vice Chancellor of NUST after succeeding Professor Phineas Mogorosi Makhurane.Prior to his appointment Prof Ndlovu was the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research) since 2001 up until his current appointment..
In these various administrative roles he has served on University Senates and Councils and chaired numerous committees. As Dean of Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Zimbabwe he spearheaded a major curriculum review and initiated inter-departmental research programs. As Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), he was instrumental in development and adoption of an institutional ICT policy and strengthening research capacity.
Professor Phineas Mogorosi Makhurane (1991-2004)
Makhurane is an esteemed academic and chairman of the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education. On the 8th of April 1991, NUST opened for the very first time with 270 students in the three Faculties . The number of academic staff was 28. On the 19th of May 1991, Professor P. M. Makhurane was appointed as the inaugural Vice-Chancellor of the University.As one of the first Africans to major in Physics and Mathematics at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Professor Makhurane was also the first black Zimbabwean to acquire a PhD in the sciences. He later went on to hold numerous high level positions in the Education sector in Southern Africa such as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Botswana and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe where he was influential in the expansion of the university's infrastructure. Until his retirement Professor Makhurane was Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo.