Governance: Overview

The Virtual University of Uganda is a private institution operating under the stewardship of its Board of Trustees. The University Council is the supreme authority in the university and is composed of a diverse group of experienced professionals and academics who have the best interests of the university at heart. The Senate is the university authority charged with overseeing the academic work of the university, including teaching and learning. The Senate is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. The Academic Board is the body which governs all students' academic work, regulates examinations, and recommends to Senate on all issues of admissions, examinations, and graduation. The Academic Board is presided over by the Director of Programmes.


Lady Justice Flavia Senoga Anglin, formerly Judge of the High Court based at Jinja, Uganda and now based in Kampala. To watch a video of the installation of Hon. Lady Justice Flavia Senoga Anglin, click here.

Chairman of Council

Mathematician Professor Patrick James Mangheni, was the CEO of the Research and Education Network for Uganda, and previously was Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies at Uganda Christian University. His Vice Chair is Miss Gertrude Kayaga Mulindwa, Director of the National Library of Uganda.

Vice Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor, Everd B. Maniple s a Ugandan medical doctor (MBChB) with a PhD in Health Systems Research and a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH). Previously he worked at Uganda Martyrs University covering the fields of Health Policy and Systems Research, Health Services Management, Hospital Management, Health Promotion and Reproductive Health. He has considerable experience in teaching adult learners in face-to-face and online settings; higher education management and governance; hospital management; health research; health project management; public health technical assistance; and consultancy skills. His focal interest areas are: human resources for health; health policy; health planning and management; health financing; quality of care and patient safety; hospital management; cost analysis; economic impact assessment; health programme evaluation; communicable disease control; non-communicable disease control; and health systems research (qualitative research, quantitative research, and mixed methods research).

Director of Programmes
Dr Adalbertus Fortunatus Kamanzi is the Director of Programmes. He holds BA and MA degrees from Uganda Martyrs University and a PhD in Bilateral Development Cooperation from Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Dr Kamanzi is a development specialist concentrating on gender and livelihoods research. He has undertaken many consultancies in Africa in collaboration with European universities. Previously he worked at the University of Dodoma and was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Rural Development Planning. His last posting before locating to Uganda was as Research Coordinator at the same Institute. He is also Visiting Fellow, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.