Makerere University Council has today voted Professor Barnabas Nawangwe to become the new Makerere University Vice Chancellor (VC).
According to a member of the Makerere University Council, Prof Nawangwe garnered 16 votes followed by Prof Venansius Baryamureeba with four votes and Prof Edward Kasujja Kirumira with two.
Nawagwe’s term starts on September 1, 2017. Nawange is the outing second vice chancellor in charge of finance and administration.
He is full professor of architecture and currently the only full professor of architecture in Africa.
He is an accomplished strategic and transformational leader, who has moved many seemingly impossible tasks to successful conclusion.
He is privileged to have been entrusted with numerous assignments by all the vice chancellors under whom he served at Makerere University.
He has been at the centre of all recent transformational endeavours at Makerere University, including the transformation from a faculty based to a collegiate system as well as administrative re-structuring and business process re-engineering.
To his credit are more than 40 new university policies, including policies on governance, financial management, human resource management, teaching and learning and student affairs.
With more than 28 years of experience as a Leader and Manager in one of Africa’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning at various levels within the University hierarchy, he possess the abilities to mobilise, organise, plan and effectively implement programmes of varying nature and magnitude.
He has exceptional interpersonal relationship skills and that he has effectively used these skills to build formidable teams, which have made great achievements over the years he has worked at Makerere University.