Peter Mageto to lead Africa University

Peter Mageto has been elected vice chancellor of Africa University, the Pan-African, United Methodist–affiliated school in Zimbabwe. A Kenyan, Mageto will be the first non-Zimbabwean to lead the university.

Mageto, who was selected from among 63 applicants, has 12 years of university management experience. His previous experience includes positions at the University of Kigali in Rwanda, Daystar University in Kenya, and Kenya Methodist University.

An ethicist, Mageto is a member of the International Association for Education in Ethics, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the American Society of Missiology. He is the chair of the Ecumenical Symposium of Eastern African Theologians.

Shannel Ziki, a member of the Africa University Students Representative Council who served on the search committee, said in a statement that Mageto is “the perfect leader for the position. . . .  Congratulations, Makorokoto, Amhlope, Hongera!” 

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

The Century's news editor is a firm believer in Shine Theory, Black Girl Magic, and a nonviolent atonement.

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