Africa University, Inc.

Changing Africa: Learning here. Living here. Leading here. Serving God. All the time. Everywhere.

aka Africa University, Inc.   |   Nashville, TN   |  www.support-africauniversity.org

Mission

The mission of Africa University is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, develop sound moral values, ethics and leadership qualities.

Ruling year info

1974

Vice Chancellor & CEO

Professor Munashe Furusa

Main address

PO Box 340007

Nashville, TN 37203 USA

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EIN

62-1356848

NTEE code info

University or Technological (B43)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Arms Control, Peace Organizations (Q41)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance

The Department of Business Sciences Department aims at programs which develop both the intellectual and the managerial potentials of its students.

The mission of the Department of Computer and Computer Information Systems is to provide programs at undergraduate levels, which produce and develop IT experts and other IT professionals capable of utilizing human and other resources to meet development needs and take advantage of the opportunities of Africa within the global context.

The mission of the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance is to provide a forum for debate, training and research needed for the promotion of peace, responsive leadership and good governance to meet the challenges facing the continent today. The vision of the Institute is to contribute to the building of a peaceful and prosperous Africa through the development of good governance in all institutions.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of African descent

The Department of Agricultural Sciences at Africa University seeks to promote a holistic approach to life and recognize the sacredness of our environment. It intends to achieve this by establishing a dynamic community of learning committed to teaching, research and outreach by addressing the challenges of food production to meet the nutritional requirements of Africa and encouraging income generation to improve the quality of life of current and future generations through improved agricultural practices and the sustainable management of natural resources.

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to develop a leadership cadre of medical, nursing and community health practitioners who will be able to function adequately in sub-Sahara African countries as health care practitioners, and coordinators of prevention and control programs targeted at diseases of public health importance, including HIV/AIDS.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Adults

The Department of Education’s primary goal is the development of value-centered educational leadership through the preparation of competent, moral and effective teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, administrators and researchers who will ensure excellence at all educational levels.

The Department of Humanities offers students a liberal arts education of considerable breadth and distinctive quality. The Faculty encourages students to develop values and ethics that will lead them to productive, fulfilled lives.

The mission of the Department of Theology is “to prepare women and men to be servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God” (1Cor 4:1) for the work of the Church of Jesus Christ, in Africa and the world.

The Social Sciences Department currently comprise of 2 4-year Honours degree programs in Psychology and Sociology, and one 3-year degree program in Sociology/Psychology.The Department has two graduate programs run on part-time basis. Plans are at an advanced stage to launch a doctoral program in Child Rights and Family Studies. A number of new degrees, diploma and certificate programs in the areas of capital management, development studies, research methods etc. will soon be introduced.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Adults

The Department of Continuing Education (DCE) serves as the central administrative unit for Continuing Education programmes The Department provides enabling systems for the University to offer credit and non-credit programmes within the framework of continuing education, and lifelong learning. The DCE achieves this through,

parallel,
block release,
online and distance education programs,
professional development programs,
training programs,
short courses
other extension and outreach activities

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Africa University, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bishop Mande Muyombo

Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church

Term: 2017 - 2020

Pius Busera

Greg Bergquist

General Secretary, Board of Higher Education & Ministry

Minerva Carcano

Council of Bishops

Anastacio Chembeze

Kongolo Chijika

Methodist University of Katanga, D. R. Congo

Thomas Kemper

General Secretary, Board of Global Ministries

Lahi Luhahi

Grace Muradzikwa

Eben Nhiwatiwa

Council of Bishops

Uwe Onnen

Jorgen Thaarup

Brian Sichula

President, Student Representative Council

Fanuel Tagwira

Ministry of Higher Education

Richard Fotsin

Julius Trimble

Council of Bishops

Albert Mosley

Charles Moore, Jr.

Alfiado Zunguza

Lisa Tichenor

Tracy Malone

Council of Bishops

Mazvita Madondo

Thomas Masese

Jennifer Muzumhindo

George Guvamatanga

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No