The Council of the University of South Africa (UNISA) has appointed it’s first female Vice-Chancellor since it’s establishment 148 years ago. Professor Puleng LenkaBula will take on her position as Principal and Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1 January 2021. Prof LenkaBula’s appointment was approved during a special sitting of the UNISA Council which happened yesterday, 5 November. Prof LenkaBula was unanimously chosen after a rigorous selection process.
Prof LenkaBula, who is currently the Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs and Community Engagement at the University of the Free State (UFS), held the Vice-Rector position at the UFS, she was also the Dean of Students at WITS University.
According to a statement on the UNISA website, Prof LenkaBula is an internationally revered scholar who has been published widely. Social media users have taken to Twitter to share congratulatory messages for Prof LenkaBula.
Take a look at UNISA’s tweet below:
— Unisa (@unisa) November 6, 2020