Saint Monica University's President Names Staff

Press Release ( - BUEA, Cameroon - Aug 21, 2016 - Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University today announced the staff for the Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer. The staff is expected to assist the University’s President in the execution of his duties and reflects the needs of the Office.

The new staff will be led by Ms. Ita Itanghi Nawom, who will serve as the President’s Chief of Staff and Communications Officer. She comes to the table with experience working for other educational and non-profit organizations, where she held multiple leadership rules including Acting Director and Human Resource Manager. She is working on her PhD in Human Resource Management and holds Master of Arts in Translation as well as an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication.

Serving as the President’s Executive Assistant will be Mr. Bernard Nkengafac Fonkeng, who will manage the President’s schedule and all other administrative activities in the office. He has had experience at SMU as an Admissions Officer and has ran errands for the President. He comes on board with a Bachelor of Arts in History and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration at SMU.

The President’s Technical Adviser will be Professor Ndeh N. Ningo, who will advise the President with regards to administrative issues and represent him to external constituencies. He has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a PhD all in Electrical Engineering and has served as the University’s Provost. Prior to coming to SMU, he was the Director of the College of Engineering at the University of Buea.

Dr. Peter N. Njang will serve as the President’s General Counsel and Ombudsman. As General Counsel, he will handle all legal issues for the University; and as Ombudsman, he will listen to and address all grievances from the University’s employees. He holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the United States, where he practiced as a lawyer for many years before returning to Cameroon. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He has been at SMU since last year, where he was a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration.

“As Saint Monica University continues to grow, my work has increased substantially and I need an experienced staff to help me accomplish these duties,” said Professor Januarius Jingwa (JJ) Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “I have brought together a staff that understand and are committed to the mission and vision of Saint Monica University and are prepared to help me achieve it. Those selected bring strong experience and expertise in strategic planning, communications, law, information technology, budgeting, operations and organizational leadership.”

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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