The body may be okay but, man, that soul looks sick
Answer my questions

First female vice-chancellor for PNG's Divine Word University

Dr Nembou and former DWU president Fr Jan Czuba (Patrick Matbob)PNG TODAY

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.

DWU council chairman, Archbishop Douglas Young, said Prof Nembou was the first lay person to lead DWU.

He said the process of finding a suitable replacement for Fr Czuba began two years ago who had been with DWU for over a decade and worked with him in various capacities.

Prof Nembou said she was humbled by the trust and respect the DWU council accorded her and told the council and staff she would do her best to continue the great work started by Fr Czuba for the good of the country.

Fr Czuba said he has confidence in Prof Nembou to lead DWU into the future.

Archbishop Young said the DWU council had appointed Fr Czuba as Professor of Academic Quality Assurance and Strategic Management in recognition of his work in leading DWU and higher education over the last 20 years.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Terry Mills

Dear Prof. Cecilia Nembou, I was delighted to read this news. Congratulations.

Paeope Ovasuru

Congratulations Dr make young women like me determined to chase our dreams.

Vikki John

Yeah a woman is acknowledged in PNG.
Congratulations to Prof Cecilia Nembou who has made history by becoming the first female vice-chancellor and appointed as the new president and vice-chancellor of Divine Word University in Madang.
Well done and great news.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)