Board of Directors

Africa University is a self-governing and independent institution awarding its own degrees, diplomas and certificates. The Africa University (AU) Board of directors is the University Council in terms of section 10 of the Africa University Charter, statutory instrument 29 of 1992. The executive authority of the University is vested in the Board of Directors. Africa University’s Board of Directors are responsible for setting policy for the University in administrative, financial, academic, human resources and other matters of the University. Section 6 of the Charter mandates Africa University to be a Pan African university with “staff and students drawn from Africa and other parts of the world”.

Africa University’s Board of Directors is diverse and all-inclusive in its composition and geographical reach. In terms of section 10 of the Charter, the University Board of Directors consists of a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 30 members drawn from Europe, America, Africa and Zimbabwe. A total of 11 members are drawn from Africa while an additional 4 are drawn from Zimbabwe. Stakeholders like students, Senate, Zimbabwean business community, government and the Church are all represented in the Board of Directors. The AU full Board meets twice per year in March and October.


Member
Bishop Mande Muyombo
Board Chairperson

 

DR Congo

 

Bishop Muyombo's Biography

Bishop Mande Muyombo is the Bishop of the North Katanga Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church. In that role, he oversees the largest episcopal area in The United Methodist Church, including three annual conferences with a total of over one million members. Muyombo is also the youngest bishop in the Congo Central Conference.

Increasing the well-being of pastors, continuing the church’s evangelism efforts, and upgrading the health infrastructure in his episcopal area are all priorities for Bishop Muyombo’s ministry. Bishop Mande is also interested in engaging mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo on their Corporate Social Responsibility. He holds a Metallurgical Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo (1998). Between 2008 and 2010 Bishop Mande researched extensively on the role of the church in electoral processes respectively in Zimbabwe and DR Congo.

Prior to being elected as bishop, Mande Muyombo worked as president of Kamina Methodist University, DR Congo, and then for the General Board of Global Ministries, where he served as Executive Secretary for Africa, Assistant General Secretary of Missions and Evangelism, and finally Executive Director of the Global Mission Connections unit.


Born into a large family in Kambove village in Haut Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Muyombo was the first of 16 children to graduate college. Muyombo received two degrees from Africa University, where he was also student director of the Africa University Choir. He is the first graduate from Africa University to be elected bishop in The United Methodist Church.


Muyombo received his Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul’s School of Theology with an Ethics/Church and Society Concentration in 2010 and his Doctor of Ministry as part of the Children and Poverty in a Globalized Economy cohort in 2015, also from St. Paul’s.


Muyombo is married to Blandine Muzhinga, and they have three daughters and a son.


Member
Bishop D. K. Yemba
Chancellor

DR Congo

 

 

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Professor M. Furusa
Vice Chancellor

Zimbabwe

 

 

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Dr. K. Cape
USA

 

 

 

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Dr. T. Kemper
USA

 

 

 

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Bishop E. K. Nhiwatiwa
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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Rev. Uwe Onnen
Germany

 

 

 

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Bishop Julius Trimble
USA

 

 

 

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Dr. J. Mangudya
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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Mrs. Lisa Tichenor
USA

 

 

 

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Mr. W. Manungo
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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Dr. A. Mosley
USA

 

 

 

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Prof. Lahi Luhahi
DR Congo

 

 

 

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Dr. J. Thaarup
Denmark

 

 

 

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Bishop M. Carcano
USA

 

 

 

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Mrs. M. Makadzange
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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Mr. Charlie Moore
USA

 

 

 

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Rev. Alfiado Zunguza
Mozambique

 

 

 

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Mr R. Fotsin
Cameroon

 

 

 

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Counselor. O. N. Tweh
Liberia

 

 

 

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Prof. P. Machakanja
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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Mrs. G. Muradzikwa
Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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Mr. Sichula
Zambia

 

 

 

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Dr. K. Chijika
DR Congo

 

 

 

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Mr Pius Busera
Kenya

 

 

 

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Rev Anastacio Chembeze
Mozambique