The Tshwane University of Technology has appointed a new Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Prof Nthabiseng Ogude, currently a Vice-Principal at the University of Pretoria, will take office on 1 August.
In view of her appointment, the University would like to invite members of the media to submit specific questions you would like her to answer to Willa de Ruyter by no later than 10:00 on 31 July 2012.
Prof Ogude has extensive experience in strategic leadership positions in the tertiary education environment. Previous appointments include Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Dean of Research at the former Technikon SA, Director of Academic Affairs at the South African Universities’ Vice-Chancellors’ Association (SAUVCA) and Head of the Chemistry Department at Vista University’s Soweto Campus.
She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervised postgraduate students and published papers in accredited journals. Her research interests are in the areas of science education, university leadership development, women in science and academic management leadership.
She is a 2006-2007 American Council on (Higher) Education fellow, a member of several professional organisations and serves as chairperson and member of a number of University committees, as well as external committees and councils.