The Ag. Chair Department of History, Archeology and Heritage Studies, Dr. Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo on Thursday 3rd November 2022 handed over the instruments of power to Dr. Pamela Khanakwa as substantive head. Dr Mafumbo has been Acting Chair since November 2019.
The handover ceremony was presided over by the Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) represented by her Deputy Dr. Eric Awich Onen. The ceremony was also graced by the Dean, School of Liberal and Performing Arts Prof. Patrick Mangeni, heads of departments and members of staff.
Dr. Awich hailed the departmental staff for the collaboration and carrying on their duties deligently.
Dr. Awich appreciated the outgoing and incoming heads for taking on the leadership roles and implored them to nurture more women staff to come in the limelight.
The Principal also thanked Dr. Mafumbo for the dedication to serve and the job well done. He wished the incoming head Dr. Pamela Khanakwa the best in her term of office imploring her to continue steering the department to greater heights.
The Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts Prof. Patrick Mangeni recognized Dr. Mafumbo’s predecessor Dr. Simon for the mentorship. Prof. Mangeni appreciated the leadership of Dr. Mafumbo noting that she has moved the department. He prayed that the new head will build on these achievements.
“When you look at what the department should do, I want to credit the outgoing head for the milestones especially in terms activities and collaborations. The quality of the input and student completion on schedule, the quality of the reports from supervisors and opponents, it is not automatic, you have worked.
To you Dr. Khanakwa, we look forward to getting more scholarships. You need to continue creating more opportunities for staff and student scholarship,” Prof. Mangeni stated.