Council is the supreme governing body of the university. Its main function is to provide a general policy direction in the running of the institution. It has the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the University's mission and objectives are realized. The standing committees of Council are:

  • Executive Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Projects Committee for Campus Development
  • Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee
  • Academic Staff Promotions Committee
  • Non-Academic Staff Promotions Committee

Council membership consists of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellors, the President of the Student Union, who are ex-official members: and sixteen people appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Technology, nine people appointed by the senate, one representative of each of the following groups: Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Teacher Organizations, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, Youth, Women, Churches, Farmers Unions, Chamber of Mines, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), Administrative Staff, Non-Senate Members of the Academic Staff, Workers Committee. The Chairman of Council is elected amongst the council members.

Senior Officers of the University:

The ceremonial head of the University is the Chancellor. The Chief Academic and Executive Officer is the Vice-Chancellor, who is assisted by one or more Pro-Vice-Chancellors. 

His Excellency, The President of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa 

Chairman of Council
Engineer Alvord Mabhena
Bsc. Mechanical Engineering, Sunderland University of Technology (UK) FCIT, F Zwe.I.E

Professor Mqhele E. Dlodlo
PhD. (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); MSEE (Kansas State University, USA); BSEE, BS – Mathematics and Engineering Management (Geneva College, USA).

Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Research and Academic Affairs
Professor Yogeshkumar Naik
BSc (Hons) (Bombay), MSc(Bombay), PhD (UZ)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Innovation & Business Development
Dr William Msekiwa Goriwondo
PhD, FZ’weIE, Pr.Eng., MIoDZ

Mr Biggy Ngwenya
MBA (NUST), MSc in HRM (GZU), BSc Sociology (Hons) (UZ), Diploma in Training Management (IPMZ), Certificate in Education (HTC), IPMZ Higher Certificate in Motivation, IPMZ Higher Certificate in Research Methods

Mr Stanford Ndlovu 
Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Accountancy (University of Zimbabwe)

Ms Kathrine Matsika
BA (Hons) Rhodesia, Dip. ADEd, HDip.LibSci. (UNISA)

Dean in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
Prof Philimon Nyamugure

Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment
Mr Baron Gaule

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Commerce
Mr Abania Nyathi

Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Science
Dr Samuel Chabikwa
MSc L.I.S - NUST, Post Grad Dip. Media & Comm Studies UZ, BA (GEN) – UZ

Acting Dean in the Faculty of Science and Technology Education
Dr Lwazi Sibanda

Dean in the Faculty of Engineering
Dr Eng William Goriwondo
PhD (NUST), MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management. (UZ), BEng in Industrial Engineering Honours Degree (NUST), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Dr Wedu Ndebele


Academic Authority of the University is vested in the Senate. It has the responsibility of formulating and executing the university' academic policy. This covers admissions, teaching, examinations, programmes of study, conferment of awards and honours, Research and provides advice to Council the abolition and holding in obeyance of professorial chairs and other academic offices.

The Senate consists of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Deans of faculties, full Professors, Chairmen of Departments, the Librarian (ex-officio), one member of the permanent teaching staff from each faculty, and six students elected by the Students Union.

The Vice-Chancellor is chairman of Senate. Senate has several committees of which the Academic Board is the principal one.



Department Chairperson
Department of Accounting  Mrs S Warima
Department of Applied Biology and Biochemistry  Dr  T Ncube
Department of Applied Chemistry Mr D Dube
Department of Applied Mathematics Dr S P Showa
Department of Applied Physics Dr P Baricholo
Department of Architecture Mr T Nyamande
Department of Banking  Mrs S Mpofu
Department of Computer Science Dr T Nyathi
Department of Art, Design and Technology Education Ms M Dlodlo
Department of Chemical Engineering  Dr N Hlabangana 
Department of  Civil and Water Engineering   Dr A Chinyama 
Department of Electronic Engineering Dr B Mtunzi
Department  of Environmental Science and Health Dr A Mabidi
Department of Finance  Mrs A Chivore
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing  Engineer B Sarema
Department of  Property Studies and Urban Design Mr T Madyangove
Department of  Library and Information Science  Dr T Matingwina
Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences Dr C. N Chaibva
Department of Publishing Studies  Mrs S Jele
Department  of Radiography    Mrs S Nleya
Department of Science, Mathematics and
Technology Education
Dr L Sibanda
Department of Records and Archives Management Dr O Wutete
Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Dr M Mpofu
Department of Statistics and Operations
Mr H Nare
Department of Sports Science and Coaching  Mrs S H Rutsate
of Technical and Engineering Education and Training Mrs D Chasokela 
Director, Graduate School of Business   Ambassador M Ngulani
Director, Institute of Development Studies   Dr C Mabhena









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