Board of Directors

Rev. Fr. Prof. Callisto Locheng, A.J. (Ph.D)


Rev. Fr. Prof. Callisto Locheng , A.J., is the pioneer Board Chairperson and holds, HRC in Nairobi University, B.Ph., in Philosophy, P.Urbaniana University, B.A. in Theology, M.A., in International Law and Relations from the University of the State of New York – USA and M.A., Ph.D from the Pontifical Gregorian University, ILC from the University of Perugia. He is an Educationalist and a Priest with National and International exposure. He is also an Associate Professor of Research.

Fr. Prof. Callisto Locheng A.J., taught at the Catholic
University of East Africa from 2001-2010. He was
also as member of the University Council for Seven years, member of the University Senate, Chairman University Doctoral Committee, Member of University
admission Board, Dean of the Faculty and Head of Department, Member of the University Planning and Development Committee, Member of Academic programme design and revision, Member of Affiliations committee and member of the University Board. He also lectured in other nearby universities/
university Colleges and middle level colleges.

In 2011 Fr. Prof. Callisto Locheng A.J was requested and tasked by the Archbishop of Gulu to help in establishing the University of the Sacred Heart in Gulu
where he now lecturers. He also lectures Philosophy at Alokolum National Major Seminary.

Fr. Prof. Callisto Locheng A.J is a member of the Board of Consultors Gulu Archdiocese; External examiner at the A.J., University School of Philosophy; A.J University School of Theology; Catholic University
of East Africa and Chairman Board of Governance of Lacor Minor Seminary in Gulu.

Mr. Legesi Stephen Mwanika


Mr. Mwanika is the Treasurer General, National
Organization of Trade Unions and is the representative
of the workers nominated on the Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Educationfrom Ndejje University and a Diploma in Education (KYU).
Mr. Mwanika has specialization in Education Administrationand Planning, Labour and Industrial Relations, Performance Management, monitoring
and evaluation, Policy Planning, Professional governance, analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, including Financial Management of Union funds. He was a Secondary School Teacher at Kyambogo College School teaching Math and Physics.

Prof. Christine Dranzoa


Prof. Dranzoa is the Vice Chancellor of Muni University and the representative on the Board of Institutions of Higher Education nominated by the Vice Chancellors Forum. She is the Chairperson of the Loans and scholarship committee of the Board.

Prof. Dranzoa holds a B.Sc. in Zoology (MUK), a Master’s of Science in Zoology, a Diploma in Modern Management and Administration from Cambridge Tutorial College and a PhD in Zoology (MUK). 

She also holds various Certificates in; Conservation Genetics (MUK), Conservation Biology (University of Illinois, USA), Financial Management and Accounting for non-accountants, Project Planning and Management (UMI), Social Skills (Rockefeller Foundation-MUK), International Women’s Leadership, New York and a Certificate in PhD Supervision.

Ms. Esther Kyozira


Ms. Kyozira is the programme manager of National
Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU). She is the representative of Persons with Disabilities on the Board of Directors.
Ms. Kyozira holds a Diploma in Law (LDC), Master
of Arts in Human Rights, (MUK) and a Bachelor of Arts with Education (MUK). She was once a Project Coordinator – Uganda National Association of the Blind and a language teacher – Jinja Senior Secondary School.

Mr. William Ndoleriire


Mr. Ndoleriire is the Assistant Commissioner/ Social Services Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. He represents the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on the Board. He is the Chairperson of the Finance and administration committee of the Board.

Mr. Ndoleriire holds a Master’s degree in Economic
Policy Management (MUK), Post Graduate Diploma in Education (MUK) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (MUK).
Mr. Ndoleriire is the head of the Social Services unit of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. He is a Policy Analyst and Oversees the preparation of the Sector Budget Framework papers, budget estimates and analysis of budget performance, appraises monitoring and evaluation of projects, coordinating the design and execution of the country programmes and prepares the development budget release.

Rev. Canon Dr. Alex Mugisha Kagume


Rev. Alex Mugisha Kugume is the representative of the National Council for Higher Education on the Board. He is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee as well as Loans and Scholarship Committee.

Rev. Alex Mugisha Kugume is the Deputy Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity (ATIEA – Kenya) and a Diploma in Theology (MUK), Post Graduate Diploma in Education (MUK) a Ph.D in Philosophy (University of Bristol, UK).

He holds a wealth of experience in the teaching and management of higher education. He is the founding Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of Uganda Christian University and was a member of the first Council of National Council for Higher Education representing Senates of Private Universities.

He was a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Inter University Council of East Africa He is a teacher by profession having taught in
various Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions
as well as lecturing in various Universities.

Dr. Jane Egau Okou (PhD)


Dr. Jane Egau Okou is the acting Director of Higher, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (HTVET) at the Ministry of Education and Sports. She has a PhD in workforce Education and Development from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Education (Economics of Education) and a Bachelors of Education (Business Education) from Makerere University.

She has served as a member of different Governing
Councils including; Uganda Wildlife Research Training Institute (UWTI), Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mulago Paramedical School, Health Tutors College- Mulago and Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery among others.

She is a Member of the UNESCO International Task Force on Teachers and a Member of the Education Sector Policy and Management Committee at the Ministry of Education and Sports among other responsibilities.

Mrs. Solome Mayinja Luwaga


Mrs. Mayinja Luwaga is the representative on the Board of Directors of employers nominated by a recognized employers’ umbrella association. She sits on the Loans and Scholarship committee. She is the Corporation Secretary, Statewide Insurance Company and Executive Council Member, Federation of Uganda Employers.

She is the Secretary, Executive Committee Uganda Insurers Association, a Partner at M/s. Luwaga & Nkalubo Advocates, and a founder Member of Justice and Advocacy for Women and Children in Uganda. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Rights (UMU-Nkozi), a Bachelors of Laws (MUK), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LDC). She is also a Chartered Secretary ICSA (UK) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

She is a member of Uganda Law Society, Member East African Law Society, Member FIDA, Member of ISCA Uganda and Associate of the Insurance Institute of Uganda.