Saint Monica University Elevates Director of HR to Associate Vice President

Press Release ( - BUEA, Cameroon - Aug 21, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has named Ms. Magdelen Neh Ngwa to the newly created position of Associate Vice President of Human Resources (AVPHR). Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the AVPHR is responsible for leading the development and execution of a human resources strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of an institution advancing to become one of the nation’s premier universities.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that Saint Monica University has provided not just me, but the entire faculty and staff of the University,” said Ms. Magdelen Neh Ngwa, Associate Vice President of Human Resources at SMU. “I will continue to put in my utmost best to make SMU the best place to work and make our employees become the best they can be. Key to my success in this role is partnering with leadership to drive the University’s objectives through the application of human resource processes, policies, practices and development of the University culture.”

The AVPHR will provide executive level leadership and management for all human resources functions of the University including recruitment & retention, onboarding, talent and performance management, employee engagement, change management, organizational development, compensation and salary administration, training and development, employee relations, employee wellness, benefits/rewards administration and a variety of compliance functions.

“Ms. Ngwa has been the Director of Human Resources at SMU from the very start and I am very satisfied with her work and commitment to the success of the University,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “She has always been at the helm of human resources operations at this University and the change of title emphasizes the importance of the HR function at SMU. Furthermore, Ms. Ngwa is a change agent with a customer focus, who understands that everything noteworthy is accomplished due to great people operating in a university environment that allows everyone to be their best, individually and as a team.”

Prior to joining the pioneer team of employees at SMU, Ms. Ngwa worked in the environmental industry for many years. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resource Management from SMU, that she earned while working for the institution. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography.

About Saint Monica University: The American International University
Saint Monica University (SMU) is a leading private university in Cameroon. It is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. It is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. 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 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral 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) 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 60 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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