President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Professor Doreen Zandile Moyo as the new Vice-Chancellor of Gwanda State University (GSU) with effect from March 1.
This was announced by the GSU management in a statement.
“The Gwanda State University Council wishes to announce the appointment by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of all State Universities, Cde Dr Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa of Professor Doreen Zandile Moyo as the university’s second substantive Vice-Chancellor.
“The appointment, which was effected after consultation with the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development and recommendation by the University Council, is with effect from 1 March 2021,” the statement read.
Professor Moyo was described as a seasoned academic who found her way to the top through hardworking and labor.
“She is a seasoned academic that has risen through the academic ranks from a Research Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences (UZ), Research Fellow in the Department of Paraclinical Veterinary Studies (UZ), Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Midlands State University, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor.
“In 1999 she was a Research Officer in the Institute of Water and Sanitation Development,
“Gwanda State University Senate, Staff and Students congratulate and heartily welcome Prof Moyo and pledge to support her as she implements the mandate of the University. Congratulations! Amhlophe! Makorokoto!” The statement further read.
Before her appointment, Prof Moyo was Midlands State University (MSU) Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Academic Affairs).