In accordance with the provisions of the Statute and the approved Institutional Rules of the University of Pretoria, Convocation members were recently invited to nominate suitable candidates to fill the twelve vacant positions on the Convocation Advisory Board (the Board) for a four-year term.

Following the voting phase that commenced on 7 April 2020 and ended on 24 April 2020, the Members’ Committee appointed 12 duly nominated candidates to serve as members of the Board. The Committee’s decision was based on the outcome of the voting process and the consideration of the experience, expertise and diversity requirements of the Board. As specified in the call for nominations, members of the Board must represent the diversity of professions and subject disciplines of the University community and its Alumni. At least one of the appointed members must have expertise and experience related to the humanities cluster and one member expertise and experience related to the sciences, engineering and technology (SET) cluster.

The term of office of the successful candidates is effective from 18 May 2020 to 18 May 2024.

The following candidates have been duly appointed as members of the Board:

  1. Mr Alban Winston Campbell
  2. Mr Louis Martin Cloete
  3. Mr David Jacobus de Villiers
  4. Mrs Nozipho Faith Dlamini
  5. Mr Christiaan Loedolff Fismer
  6. Ms Nomsa Lettie Maseko Hlongwane
  7. Mrs Lucia Lesolang
  8. Mr Didcott Lehlohonolo Makheme
  9. Mr Wergelé McKenzie
  10. Mr Aobakwe Oratile Mongae
  11. Mr Johann Willem Scholtz
  12. Mr Paul Ssali

The Board will function as an advisory body to the University and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Its primary objective will be to ensure that all Alumni and other Convocation members work together to build a dynamic Alumni community and to support the University in its fundraising efforts.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate the newly appointed Board on their appointment and express the University’s appreciation for their willingness to serve in this capacity and for their continued support of the University of Pretoria.

Yours sincerely

Prof CMA Nicholson



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