MEET OUR CEO OF THE WEEK
PROFESSOR MUNASHE FURUSA
Professor Munashe Furusa is the Fourth Vice Chancellor of Africa University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in African Literature and Critical Theory, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Honors in English, all from the University of Zimbabwe, as well as a Diploma in Education from Bondolfi Teachers College in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. He is a first generation college student and the first in his family to earn a master’s and a doctoral degree. This background drives his passion in providing accessible transformative educational experience to underprivileged individuals.
He joined Africa University in 2014 and under his leadership, the University has experienced dramatic transformation including comprehensive restructuring of its seven teaching units into three Colleges. The leaner structure immediately started yielding positive results that saw the University winning major research grants and being ranked second best in the country. Professor Furusa has also successfully established public/private partnerships that are providing incredible internships and job opportunities for students.
Professor Furusa has extensive experience as an academic leader and university administrator. Before joining Africa University he served as Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His career at CSU Dominguez Hills included serving as the Executive Director of the California African American Political and Economic Institute (CAAPEI), Chair and Professor of Africana Studies, Chair of the Academic Senate, Chair of the General Education Committee and Director of the Institute for Global Intercultural Peace building. Before joining CSU Dominguez Hills, Professor Furusa held numerous positions ranging in scope from high school Principal, to a national role as Chairman of the Zimbabwe Literature Curriculum Development Committee.