Prof. John Francis Mugisha is the Vice Chancellor of Cavendish University Uganda, and an internationally recognized scholar in Health Planning and Management. He previously served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs of Cavendish University Uganda and before that, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Uganda Martyrs University.
Prof. Mugisha is a member of the National Council for Higher Education, where he represents Private Universities in Uganda, a recipient of fellowship award of the Africa Institute of Public Health Professionals, a member of the Uganda National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (UNITAG), and the current Vice Chairman of Uganda Vice Chancellors' Forum.
An author of several scholarly articles in various peer-reviewed journals, Prof. Mugisha holds a PhD in Health Planning and Management from Keele University (UK), an MSc. Health Services Management from Uganda Martyrs University and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University.
Mr. David Mutabanura is the Executive Director of Cavendish University Uganda in which role he leads and directs the operational, financial and administrative functions of the university. By partnering closely with the University Vice Chancellor and other stakeholders, he fosters a high performance-driven culture, accountability and integrity, in pursuit of the University's mission and goals.
Before joining Cavendish University Uganda in 2016, Mr. Mutabanura was the Chief Executive Officer of Farmers Creameries Ltd, a multi-million dollar, farmers' co-operatively-owned green field dairy processing plant project. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Nilecom Limited, a distributor for MTN Uganda.
Mr. Mutabanura has over 17 years' commercial experience in Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and the Food industry including retail and B2B operations with well-regarded brands such as Shell, MTN, Chr Hansen and Danisco. He has consulted for a number of institutions in Uganda and lectured (part-time) at two universities in Uganda in the fields of engineering, science and technology.
Mr. Mutabanura holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the ESAMI business School, an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and a BSc in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University. He currently serves on the boards of institutions in the education, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. Previously, he also served on a number of committees in Uganda charged with food industry regulation and development.
Mr. Mutabanura is passionate about the causes of Youth Development, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Health, Poverty Alleviation, Science and Technology.
Dr. Olive Sabiiti is a Senior Lecturer, a scholar of law and an advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
As a Commonwealth Scholar, Dr. Olive Sabiiti earned her PhD degree in law from the University of Manchester, UK. As a British Chevening Scholar, she earned her LLM (Master of Laws in International Business Law) degree with merit from the University of Manchester, UK. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre, Uganda, and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) with Honours from Makerere University.
Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda, Dr. Olive Sabiiti taught Law and Finance in Emerging Markets, Land Transactions, Business and Commercial laws at the University of Manchester, Makerere University, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, and Uganda Management Institute (UMI).
For close to a decade, Dr. Olive Sabiiti served as the Speaker of Mpigi District Council, Chair of the Association of all District Council Speakers in the Country and as Chair of the Conflict Resolution Committee of the Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA).
As an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, she has practiced law for more than 15 years. She is a member of the Uganda Law Society, East Africa Law Society, and the Society for Institutional and Organisational Economics. She represents Cavendish University Uganda at the International Association of Law Schools.
Mr. Michael Okopa holds a Master of Science in Data Communication and Software Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Data Communication and Software Engineering, and Bachelor of Science Majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry, all obtained from Makerere University, and Postgraduate Diploma in Education. As a scholar, Mr. Michael Okopa has published more than 12 papers in International Refereed Journals.
Mr. Okopa served as the Quality Assurance Director of Cavendish University Uganda for 3 years from 2018-2021 in which role he ensured the maintenance of quality and standards in areas of teaching and learning, assessment, research, community engagement and administrative procedures through the provision of direction in the implementation of quality enhancement and related processes across the University.
Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda, Mr. Michael Okopa was the Quality Assurance Director of International University of East Africa (IUEA) for 3 years, where he also worked in the capacity of Acting Academic Registrar and also lectured in the Department of Computer Science. He has been involved in a number of initiatives that encourage more female students to take Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Before joining IUEA, Mr. Michael Okopa taught Chemistry and Mathematics at High School for 14 years where he also headed the department of Mathematics and Chemistry.
While teaching at High School he also set and examined for the Uganda National Examinations Board. He believes in the famous quote by Aristotle that, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Dr. Daniel Walyemera is an Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of the High Court of Uganda. He is also one of the two Ugandan Lawyers on the list of Counsel of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, where he occasionally practices law. He has been commissioned severally to do consultancy work by many organisations, including the United Nations. He has been teaching and practicing law for over 21 years and published numerous media and academic journal articles.
For over 14 years, Dr. Walyemera was engaged in the political world as Secretary General of the Conservative Party, Pioneer Chairperson of the Council of Secretaries General of the Interparty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD); Vice Chairman, Legal & Electoral Affairs Committee of the National Consultative Forum for Political Parties & Organizations. Daniel is also an electoral reform scholar having participated in several electoral reform activities. These electoral activities include elections observer engagements and electoral reform consultancies with the United Nations.
Dr. Daniel Walyemera has attended several advanced short law courses within and out of Uganda. He holds a Doctor of Laws- Criminal Justice from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Makerere University, Uganda, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) from the Law Development Centre, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Law from the Law Development Centre, Uganda. Daniel was a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA), University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Prof. Alex Thomas Ijjo is a Senior lecturer and the Director, School of Postgraduate Studies and Research (SPGSR) at Cavendish University Uganda (CUU). He served as the Dean for the Faculty of Business and Management at CUU from 2018 – 2021. Prof. Ijjo joined CUU in January 2018 after two years of national and international consultancy in the area of trade and regional integration policy. Prior to that Prof. Ijjo served as a Senior Fellow and Head of the Trade and Regional Integration (TRI) Department of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) one of Uganda's leading think tanks located in Makerere University.
Prior to heading the TRI Department at the EPRC, Prof. Ijjo served as senior lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) of Makerere University where he taught Development Policy and Development Economics from 2008 to 2012. Before that, Prof. Ijjo was a Senior lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Management at Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, Uganda. Prof. Ijjo has supervised and externally examined several PhD theses and Masters Dissertations for Makerere University, Makerere University Business School, The Islamic University in Uganda and Mountains of the Moon University.
Prof. Ijjo holds a PhD in Development Economics from the Centre for International Development at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom (2001). In 1999 he served as a PhD intern at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has an M.A. in Development Economics from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy (1995) and Bachelor of Statistics from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (1990).
Prof. Ijjo's areas of interest include Public Policy, Trade Economics, Sustainable and inclusive Growth, Development Policy, Political Economy, Regional Integration; International and Public Finance, Philosophy of Economics, Leadership and Governance; Economics and Business Ethics, Financial Analysis and many others; Prof. Ijjo has worked with industry and has been a member of several technical working groups (TWGs) of Government Ministries and has participated in policy formulation. He has published in peer reviewed journals on the subject of trade, regional integration, Foreign Aid and other subjects in addition to blogs and articles in electronic and print media on topical issues.
Dr. Faith Ahabyoona is the Dean, Faculty of Business and Management at Cavendish University Uganda, a position she assumed since September, 2021. She is also a lecturer, teaching Finance for Managers, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting at Graduate and Undergraduate since August 2019.
Dr. Ahabyoona is a well-established Finance and Digital Credit Facilitation Leader and Instructor. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with specialization in Accounting and Finance from Uganda Christian University (2005) where she was a member of the Honors’ College a leadership training Program for distinct students, and also the Top Best student for the Faculty of Business and Management. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Uganda Martyrs University (2011). She then went on to earn her Ph.D. with research specialty in Digital Financing from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (2021).
Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda in 2019, Dr Ahabyoona worked as an Acting Dean for Business School at UTAMU since 2017 and before as a Head of Financial Aid and Lecturer at Uganda Christian University Mukono since 2008. In all capacities, she distinguished herself as a transformative leader with interdisciplinary skills to collaborate with stakeholders across the different industry horizon.
Other than Lecturing skills, Dr Ahabyoona is a distinguished researcher with great passion in strengthening financial management processes for grass root financing institutions’ transformation for enhanced food security in Uganda. As a result, she has researched, innovated and published extensively about decision enhancement for credit management of agricultural cooperatives in Uganda. Dr Ahabyoona’ approach the DECFA is currently supporting over 300 farmers in Kamwenge district in Uganda. As a result of being a passionate innovations scholar, Dr Ahabyoona is a two-time beneficiary of the transformation GlobeLics Academy (2019 in Finland) and AfricaLics Academy (2018 in Morocco).
Dr Ahabyoona is a distinguished consultant who has continuously supported the implementation of financial literacy in the Government of Uganda agencies and private sector entities small and medium enterprises and as a result she is a certified financial literacy trainer.
Lastly Dr Ahabyoona is a youth mentor who supports youth initiatives through advisory and as a board member some of these include Ishaazi Ryeitu Foundation and Hastings Business Training.
Mr. Balirwa Moses is an educator with over 20 years in the teaching and learning sector with an expansive experience including lecturing at Makerere University Business School, Kyambogo University, Kampala International University, Uganda Management Institute and Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology. He has also served in many different capacities as a teacher, a lecturer and faculty administrator as well as performing some key roles with the Uganda National Examinations Board, Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board and National Curriculum Development Centre.
Moses, has also served as Headmaster, Research Coordinator, Head of department, Head of ICT Professional grouping, Deputy Dean Faculty of Science and Technology and has successfully led a number of teams on Programme review and development, Online content development and transforming Departments into functioning Faculties.
He is currently serving as the Acting Faculty Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology, charged with the growth and organisation of the Faculty into a formidable teaching and research facility. As a scientist, he brings with him vast knowledge in the fields of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, all from Makerere University.
Dr. Alice Wabule is a trained educator, researcher and development ethics practitioner with management and leadership experience at higher institutions of learning and NGO sector.
She holds a PhD in Applied Professional Ethics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Dr. Wabule is currently a post-doctoral researcher fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa.
Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda, Dr. Wabule worked as lecturer and Associate Director at the Institute for Ethics and Development Studies, Uganda Martyrs University, secondary school teacher, as well as director and programme coordinator at a local NGO, Uganda Ethics and Governance Outreach, which she cofounded with a team of other academicians. She has engaged in implementing donor funded projects with the youths, women, the children and other vulnerable groups at grassroots communities. She also worked as Coordinator for the Seven International Conference on Ethics and International Development at the department of Philosophy, Makerere University, and, served for three years as Secretary, International Development Ethics Association (IDEA).
Dr. Wabule has a Masters in Ethics and Public Management, a post graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor’s degree (Economics and Philosophy) of Makerere University, Uganda. Additionally, she holds several certificates, among them- certificate in Management of Land Acquisition for Development Projects, awarded by Brac University in Conjunction with World Bank and another in Pluralism, Human Development and Human Rights, awarded by the Center for Religious and Cross- Cultural Studies, The University of Gadjah Mada Indonesia.
Dr. Alice Wabule is interested to research on ethical leadership and professionalism, sustainable systems for democratic governance, diversity and inclusion, human rights and community empowerment.
Mr. Ambrose Arinaitwe is the Director of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology of Cavendish University Uganda in which role he leads and coordinates Distance learning via the Cavendish University -Learning Portal. He works closely with the Academic and Operational teams to ensure an efficient digitally enabled IT environment and is responsible for both the short-term and long-term ICT needs of the University.
Mr. Arinaitwe is a certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and Cisco Certified Network Associate whose experience spans over 12 years having worked as the ICT Manager at Cavendish University Uganda overseeing all ICT needs of the University; Databank Manager in charge of Examination database systems, Network Administration and configuration as well as an IT Lecturer at Kampala International University.
Mr. Arinaitwe holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kampala International University, proficiency certificates in MSCE, MCDBA, MCSA, MCP from Microsoft and CCNA from Makerere University.
Ms Alice Okure Akiteng is the University Librarian a role she serves with great interest, dedication and passion. She holds a Bachelors in Library and Information Sciences obtained from Makerere University, Kampala, a Diploma in Computer Science from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi; and a Masters in Information Systems from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.
Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda, Alice worked with Uganda Martyrs University as Assistant Librarian (August 2001- July 2008), she joined International Health Sciences University as Senior Assistant Librarian (July 2008 – August 2014) after which she was promoted to Deputy University Librarian (August 2015 – July 2016). She held the position of Deputy University Librarian for one year and was appointed as University Librarian (IHSU) in August 2016 – February 2017). Having served in the above positions in IHSU from July 2008 – February 2017, she resigned and joined the CUU family in February 2017.
Among the libraries she has planned and actively participated in setting up are the Archbishop Kiwanuka Memorial Library, Victoria University Library, Virtual University of Uganda library and Gulu Vocational Training College that opens towards the end of 2017. She lives on the philosophy of guiding others to become better.
Ms Byachi Hope is the Dean of Students a role she serves with great passion, interest and dedication. The unit has a long and rich history of supporting and advocating for the interests of students. She oversees and coordinates student accommodation, pertinent immigration issues, sports and recreation, alumni affairs, student health, student clubs, internships, student guild, counseling, career support and many other areas of student life that support growth and development.
She holds a Bachelors in Business Computing obtained from Islamic University In Uganda, Kampala, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from Cavendish University Uganda; and a Masters in Business Administration with a major in Information Technology from Cavendish University Uganda, Kampala.
At Cavendish University Uganda, she has served in several roles as the Marketing Research and Operations IT support Officer (2013), Examinations and Awards Officer (2014-2016), Deputy Dean of Students – Career Services (2017-2018) before taking up the role of the Dean of Students which she holds with high esteem. Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda, Hope worked with Uganda Cares as a Data Abstractor in a project which was fully funded by the World Health Organisation (2011) and Paramount Insurance Company Limited as a Claims officer in 2010.
Hope equally loves educating the youth and as such volunteers for her Church as a media personality. She is a proud host of both a TV and Radio show where she educates families and enhances their development. She voices several TV commercials, edits and produces several TV shows as well. Her philosophy of life is derived from Proverbs 22:6 She lives on the philosophy of Train up a child in the he should grow, so that when he grows, he will never part from it.