Africa University (Zimbabwe) selects its new Vice-Chancellor

After an exhaustive global search process that generated interest from more than 3,000 people in Africa, North America and Europe, Africa University elected The Rev. Dr. Peter Mageto as its fifth vice chancellor. Mageto holds two degrees from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, USA: a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Ethics and a Master of Theological Studies. He earned a postgraduate certificate in African studies at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. His Bachelor of Divinity degree was awarded by St. Paul’s United Theological College in Kenya.

Mageto is the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Africa University and has served as Interim Vice-Chancellor since the sudden death of Professor Munashe Furusa in January 2021. An accomplished academic in the study of ethics and leadership, Mageto captures his vision and grounding philosophy in four words: our people, our values. Responding to the Board of Director’s decision, Mageto promised that academic excellence, innovation, accountability and institutional advancement would undergird Africa University’s fourth decade of continental impact. For more details on this transition process, please contact Andra Stevens (, Director of Communications of the Africa University Development Office.

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