The Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS) Council Chairperson Dr Blessing Mudavanhu wishes to inform our valued stakeholders that The Chancellor of MSUAS, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde Dr. ED Mnangagwa on recommendations of the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science, Innovation and Technology, Prof. Dr. Amon Murwira has appointed Professor Albert Chawanda as the founding Vice-Chancellor of Manicaland State University in terms of Section 8 (1) of the Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Act (Cap:25:31).
Prof Chawanda was previously employed by Midlands State University where he served as the Founding Executive Dean of Science and Technology between March 2000 and September 2012, and Acting Pro – Vice Chancellor (MSU-Manicaland College of Applied Sciences) between October 2012 and June 2016. He has been the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences from July 2016 to 31st May 2021.
Professor Chawanda, who has an illustrious academic career, is an extensively published scholar and researcher in Electronic Materials and Thin Films. He brings in more than 25 years of technical and operational experience in the industry and academia.
On behalf of MSUAS Council, Senate, Staff and Students we wish him well in his appointment as the substantive, founding Vice-Chancellor of MSUAS.
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