UFH announces appointment of new Dean for Faculty of Management & Commerce

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The University of Fort Hare has announced the appointment of Professor Richard Shambare as the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Commerce with effect from 1st January 2023.
Professor Shambare is currently the Deputy Dean: Teaching & Learning in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. His duties in this role include supporting academic literacies and the extended curriculum programme, implementing innovative teaching methods suited for 4IR as well as identifying opportunities to improve the overall student experience. In addition, he is responsible for facilitating partnerships, as well as community and professional engagements that promote learning, teaching, and student success.
Professor Shambare holds a D Tech in Business Administration from Tshwane University of Technology. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Kigali, Rwanda, the University of Mannheim, Germany, the University of Vienna, Austria, and Saxion University, the Netherlands. He has published more than 100 research publications in the form of accredited and peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings. In addition, Professor Shambare has successfully graduated more than 50 postgraduate students (13 doctorates; 33 masters; 5 honours) at UWC, TUT, UNIVEN, UNISA, Milpark, and Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
He holds professional memberships with the South African Association of Public Administration and Management, the Southern African Institute of Management Scientists and the International Academy of African Business and Development. He maintains an active involvement in large-scale projects funded by BRICS, the Chamber of Commerce, DHET and the Ministry of Education: Kingdom of Lesotho, among others. Professor Shambare also developed an instructional mobile app called the Postgraduate Thesis Supervisor, available on Google Play Store, to enhance both the practice of blended learning in research methodology and e-supervision of dissertations and theses.
"We are looking forward to Professor Shambare joining us at the start of next year. We are confident that he will play a pivotal role in advancing high-quality and innovative teaching and learning in the Faculty of Management and Commerce, building the research profile of the Faculty, improving the quality of the student and staff experience, and strengthening good governance," said the VC, Prof Sakhela Buhlungu.