Mbarara University of Science and Technology, MUST, has a new deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Associate Professor Pamela Mbabazi. She becomes the second deputy vice chancellor since the university’s formation in 1989.
The new DVC has been dean of the faculty of Development Studies at the university and replaces Prof Jonathan Baranga, who leaves office after five years. Baranga returns to the faculty of Science, where he teaches Zoology.
Mbabazi, who played a key role in the establishment of the faculty of Development Studies at MUST in 1998, was humbled by the appointment.
“I am deeply grateful to the University Council and Senate for entrusting me with this great position,” Mbabazi said. She will serve for five years.
In the absence of the Vice Chancellor Prof Frederick Kayanja, Mbabazi will run the university’s three faculties of Medicine, Science and Development Studies, and the two institutes of
Computer Science and Tropical Forest Conservation. The latter institute is based in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Mbabazi holds a PhD and MA in Development Studies and a Master of Science degree in Regional Planning and Management. She is also an expert in curriculum design in Development Planning, Rural Development, Political Economy and Conflict Studies, with over 15 years of experience in teaching.