HIGH profile higher education administrator Prof Cecilia Nembou has made history by becoming the first female vice-chancellor of a university in Papua New Guinea.
Prof Nembou had been appointed as the new president and vice-chancellor of Divine Word University in Madang.
She takes over from DWU’s foundation president Fr Jan Czuba whose term has expired after leading the institution from 1996 when it transitioned from the former Divine Word Institute into a university.
Until her appointment, Prof Nembou was the deputy president of DWU and vice president of the university’s Port Moresby campus.
She will still lead DWU from Port Moresby while vice president (academic) Prof Pamela Norman will lead the Madang campus as deputy president.