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Communique to CUT community: Appointment of Prof. Wendy Setlalentoa as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

Dear CUT Community

It is a great pleasure to inform you that Professor Wendy Setlalentoa has been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, with effect from 01 May 2021.

Prof. Setlalentoa holds the following qualifications: a Bachelor of Science (Education) degree from North-West University (NWU), former University of Bophuthatswana (UNIBO); a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree also from NWU; a Master of Education (Didactics: Science) degree from the University of the Free State (UFS); and a PhD: Education degree from the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT). Her other achievements include the following: Higher Education Leadership & Management (HELM) Fellowship Programme; Project Management (Regenesys); Financial Management (Regenesys); HERS-SA Academy Alumni; Registered Assessor and Moderator (ETDP SETA); Skills Development Facilitator (ETDP SETA); and currently a fellow of the Next Generation Women in Leadership Programme (nGenWiL at CUT).

Prof. Setlalentoa joined CUT in 2004 as a Lecturer: Teacher Education (2004 to 2010). She further held the following positions at CUT: Programme Head: Natural Sciences (January 2011 to December 2012); Senior Lecturer and Head of Department (HoD): Mathematics Science and Technology Education (December 2012 - June 2017); Associate Professor: Mathematics Science and Technology Education (July 2017 to date); and Acting Dean: Faculty of Humanities & Head of Department: Mathematics Science and Technology Education (01 May 2020 to 30 April 2021). Prior to joining CUT, Prof. Setlalentoa worked and held the following positions at different institutions: Lecturer at Taung and Strydom Colleges of Education (1984 -1987); Senior Lecturer at Strydom College of Education (1988 -1990); Head of Department at Strydom College of Education (1991 - May 1994); School Management Developer/Circuit Manager at Ladybrand Education District, Department of Education, Free State Province (April 1994 - October 2000); Whole School Evaluation Supervisor at the Department of Education, Free State Province (November 2000 - December 2003).

Prof. Setlalentoa has published several articles in accredited journals and conference proceedings, both nationally and internationally. She has also supervised students at postgraduate level, and served as an external examiner for different institutions.

On behalf of the entire university community, I would like to wish Prof. Setlalentoa all the best during his tenure as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. I kindly request you to warmly welcome her in her new position, and to provide her and her family with all the necessary support to successfully execute her duties.

Kind regards / Ditumediso tse mofuthu / Vriendelike groete

Prof. Henk de Jager
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

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