Saint Monica University Appoints Deans & Department Chairs for Its Schools

Sep 02, 2016 Mark

Press Release ( - BUEA, Cameroon - Sep 02, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has named Deans for its four Schools as well as Departmental Chairs. The Deans, who all have terminal degrees and multiple years of experience, have been drawn from both national and international scholars.

According to Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU, “Deans are responsible for all facets of leadership and management of the unit. Among the highest priorities are developing, inspiring, and supporting the success of School members, including faculty, staff, and of course our students, and leading by example through national leadership roles and deep engagement with local and global communities. Meanwhile, reporting to the Deans of the various Schools, the Chairs will be responsible for the administration of the department and its programs. Faculty members are expected to be teacher/scholars engaged in productive scholarship, committed to excellence in teaching and learning, committed to professional service, and have experience with, or interest in, working in diverse academic and professional communities. The ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University is also expected as well as a strong orientation to recruiting, advising, retaining, and mentoring qualified students.”

For the School of Arts, Education and Humanities, the following have been appointed:

1) Dean: Dr. Emmanuel Lukong Tani (PhD Educational Psychology)

2) Chair – Department of Arts & Humanities: Dr. Mbella Ngomba-Maija (PhD Communication)

3) Chair – Department of Education: Dr. Asangha Ngufor Muki (PhD Educational Psychology)

For the School of Business and Public Policy, the following have been appointed:

4) Dean: Prof. Scott Grant Eckert (DBA Marketing)

5) Chair – Department of Business Administration: Dr. Fabien Sundjo (PhD Economics)

6) Chair – Department of Public Administration: Dr. Derek Kisifeh Nga Lange (PhD Political Science)

For the School of Health and Human Services, the following have been appointed:

7) Dean: Prof. Sylvester Ndeso Atanga (PhD Public Health)

8) Acting Chair – Department of Allied Health Sciences: Peter Njem (PhD [ABD] Biochemistry)

9) Acting Chair – Department of Applied Health Sciences: Arnold Achancho (PhD [ABD] Health Science)

For the School of Science, Engineering and Technology, the following have been appointed:

10) Dean: Prof. Antony Jacob M. Kinyua (PhD Chemistry, MS Nuclear Science)

11) Acting Chair – Department of Applied Sciences: Mr. Emmanuel Oben Njock (MSc Agribusiness)

12) Acting Chair – Department of Engineering & Technology: Mr. Stanislus N. Ngopi (MEng Industrial Engineering)

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. With headquarters in the United States, it is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon is a leading private university in Cameroon. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society. We offer various certificates and diplomas as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees through the School of Arts, Education, & Humanities (SAEH); School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP); School of Health & Human Services (SHHS); and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614 and is listed on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) with the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN): 10048183. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) as “Saint Monica University Institute of Cameroon” with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 15-09643/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/MM authorizing SMU to offer over 50 undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programs. SMU is a member of many international academic organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Global Universities In Distance Education (GUIDE), and the Talloires Network. For more information about SMU, visit our website: or write to us at

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