Saint Monica University Gets Associate Vice President and Gender Specialist

Press Release ( - BUEA, Cameroon - Aug 19, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced that it has appointed Ms. Regina Berka Lukong as its Associate Vice President of Distance Education and Learning Resources (AVPDELR) as well as the University’s Gender Specialist. Ms. Lukong will report to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs with regards to her position as AVPDELR, and to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources as well as the University’s President with regards her other rule as Gender Specialist.

“I am quite impressed with Ms. Lukong’s accomplishments and her exemplary leadership makes her a valuable member of my top administration,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “Saint Monica University is committed to gender balance and she ensures that we remain a leader in gender equilibrium. Ms. Lukong will also supervise all information technology activities; online and distance education; the University library; instructional technologies; and a host of related activities.”

Ms. Regina Berka Lukong has been serving as SMU Gender Expert since she was appointed to that position on March 3, which is the International Women’s Day. Her new position of AVPDELR will be held cumulatively with the former. Prior to this, she was the Coordinator of the SMU School of Business and Public Policy. Before coming to SMU, Ms. Lukong had over 20 years of teaching experience in secondary, vocational and higher education.

“I am committed to helping our visionary President make Saint Monica University the indisputable leader in higher education in Cameroon and Africa,” said Ms. Regina Berka Lukong, AVPDELR and Gender Expert at SMU. “Our top priority is implementing best practices in online education and we have a strong team of professionals ready to make the difference. In addition to all other areas of my office, I’ll also ensure that women continue to have a strong voice in SMU and in the society.”

Ms. Lukong is almost completing her PhD in Finance. She has a Master of Business Administration in Banking & Finance; a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance; and a Diploma in Theology. She has authored a book in Computer Science that is used by students preparing for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) at the Advanced Level. In addition, she has written a number of academic papers.

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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