Professor Rukudzo Murapa, Ph.D.
Former Vice Chancellor, Africa University, Zimbabwe
Rukudzo J. Murapa is the Former Vice Chandellor of Africa University
in Zimbabwe. In this capacity, he significantly expanded enrollment,
facilities and endowments and established the Institute of Peace, Leadership
and Governance at Africa University, which links issues of peace, stability
and development with leadership and governance systems in Africa.
He has also worked for the United Nations where he held the position
of Senior Regional Advisor to the Department of Economic and Social
Affairs from 1994 – 98. Prior to that he worked for the World
Bank as Field Director with offices in Botswana. Dr. Murapa has worked
as consultant to USAID projects assisting historically disadvantaged
universities in post-apartheid South Africa.
He consulted for the National Association of Schools of Public Administration
and Affairs NASPAA) in Washington DC and the Southern African Development
Council (SADC,) which brings together 15 countries in eastern and southern
Africa. He has also served in a consultative capacity to UNESCO, UNDP,
the Commonwealth Secretariat, GTZ and several other entities.
Professor Murapa has taught and held senior academic posts at several
universities, including Cornell University, University of Zimbabwe,
The Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands), the University of Kinshasa,
CIDA University in South Africa. He is also a member of the International
Advisory Board of the Center for Leadership Development at Rutgers University.
He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Comparative Politics and
Economics from Northern Illinois University. He has also been awarded
Honorary Doctoral degrees by Hamline University (St. Paul, Minn.), Ansai
Gakuin University (Tokyo, Japan) and a Presidential Medallion by Martin
Methodist University (Tenn.). He is Professor Extra-Ordinary at Stellenbosch
University (South Africa).
Currently Dr. Murapa is Director of Khulisa Management Services, which
undertakes monitoring and evaluation to major international donor agencies
such as USAID, the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, the European Union, etc.
In addition, Dr. Murapa serves on several Boards.