Senior Officers

Senior Officers of the University:

The ceremonial head of the University is the Chancellor. The Chief Academic and Executive Officer is the Vice-Chancellor, who is assisted by one or more Pro-Vice-Chancellors. 


His Excellency, The President of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa 


Chairperson of Council

Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Ph.D. in Agriculture Sciences – Animal Nutrition (University of Reading, UK), MSc in Agriculture Grassland Science (University of Reading, UK), BSc in Animal Production (University of Alexandria, Egypt).



Professor Mqhele E. Dlodlo - PhD. (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); MSEE (Kansas State University, USA); BSEE, BS – Mathematics and Engineering Management (Geneva College, USA).

Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Research and Academic Affairs

Professor Yogeshkumar Naik - PhD in Biochemistry (UZ), MSc in Biochemistry (Bombay), BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Bombay).


Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Innovation & Business Development

Dr William Msekiwa Goriwondo -  PhD, FZ’weIE, Pr.Eng., MIoDZ


Mr Biggy Ngwenya - MBA (NUST), MSc in HRM (GZU), BSc Sociology (Hons) (UZ), Diploma in Training Management (IPMZ), Certificate in Education (HTC), IPMZ Higher Certificate in Motivation, IPMZ Higher Certificate in Research Methods


Mr Stanford Ndlovu - Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Accountancy (University of Zimbabwe)

Acting Librarian

Ms Ethel Pedzisai Kawome - Msc in Library and Information Science (NUST), BSc in Library and Information Science (NUST), National Diploma in Library and Information Science (Harare Polytechnic)


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences

Prof Philimon Nyamugure - PhD in Statistics (University of Limpopo, SA), MSc in Operations Research and Statistics (NUST), BSc in Applied Mathematics (NUST), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (NUST)


Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Science

Dr Norman Manyeruke- PhD in Population Studies (University of KwaZulu Natal); MSc in Population Studies (University of Zimbabwe); B.A. Honours in Geography (University of Zimbabwe)


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Dr Busiso Mtunzi - PhD in Physics – Renewable Energy (University of Fort Hare, SA), MSc in Renewable Energy (UZ), BTech (Hons) Applied Physics (UZ), Diploma in Vocational and Technical Education.


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Prof Elopy Sibanda - PhD in Medicine (University of Birmingham), MSc Clinical Immunology (University of Birmingham), MBChB (Medical Academy Gdansk (Poland)


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment

Prof Benviolent Chigara- PhD Constr Man (NMU, SA); MSc CPM (NUST); BSc HRUP (UZ), MZIRUP


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Education

Prof Lwazi Sibanda - PhD in Education (University of Fort Hare), Master of Education in Educational Management (MSU), Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies (UZ), Diploma in Education (UZ).


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Science

Prof Bhekinkosi Jakobe Ncube -PhD Communication Studies, UJ, MSc Journalism & Media Studies, NUST; Postgrad Dip. Higher Education, NUST; Cert. in International Broadcast, RNTC, Netherlands; Postgrad Diploma in Media & Communication Studies, UZ; BA (Gen), UZ.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Commerce

Dr Peter Nkala - PhD in Economics & Social Sciences (BOKU, Vienna, Austria); MSc Economics (UZ), BSc Hons Economics (UZ), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (NUST), Diploma in Human Resources (IPMZ).