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Council Communique: Appointment of new Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Pamela Dube

I am pleased to announce that after an extensive selection process Prof. Pamela Dube has been appointed as the Central University of Technology, Free State’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, effective January 1, 2023.

The University Council is grateful for the meaningful participation of all stakeholders within the university to her appointment. On behalf of the university community, I wish to thank her for taking up this offer and availing herself of the opportunity to lead our institution toward and beyond Vision 2030. 

Prof. Dube brings vast knowledge and experience in the higher education sector. She has demonstrated her ability to build partnerships and lead strategic engagements in various levels, including student leadership development support initiatives. She has also achieved academic excellence in addition to her substantive experience at the executive level. Prof Dube has initiated effective relationship-building approaches with academic, governmental, and business partners as well as public communications skills. She also brings a wealth of experience and passion in working with students who remain the number priority at CUT.

She brings this entire tapestry of talents and experience necessary to drive 2030 Vision to its fruition. Through her work, she is currently serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Development and Support at University of Western Cape. She is an accomplished leader in academia, having attained her numerous qualifications from various national and international universities. A graduate of University of Siegen in Germany and UKZN, Prof. Dube has lived and worked in Germany at University of Siegen after completing her doctoral degree.

In the meantime, Prof. Ngowi, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal, will continue to provide his leadership role to the university until the end of December 2022. On behalf of Council, I want to thank him for his exceptional service and leadership during an important period of transition, and I look forward to the continued support of management, including university stakeholders toward the appointment of Prof. Dube. 

Please join us in welcoming her appointment.

Yours sincerely

Cllr SM Rantso
Chairperson of Council

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