Professor Nthabiseng Ogude
Professor Nthabiseng Audrey Ogude is the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Tshwane University of Technology.
She obtained a BSc degree (Biology and Chemistry majors) at the National University of Lesotho in 1979, MSc (Analytical Chemistry) at the University of Nairobi in 1984 and a PhD degree in Chemistry Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1992.
She has extensive experience in strategic leadership positions in the tertiary education environment, including appointments as Vice-Principal at the University of Pretoria, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at NMMU and UPE, Interim DVC (Research, Technology and Innovation) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Director of Academic Affairs at SAUVCA, Dean of Research at Technikon South Africa, and Head of Department at Vista University in Soweto.
Prof Ogude has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervised postgraduate students and published a number of papers in accredited journals. Her research interests are in the areas of science education, university leadership development, women in science and academic management leadership.
Some of her achievements include holding the six strategic leadership positions indicated above. She was not only the first Black woman to hold such positions but had notable achievements during her tenure in the said positions. She was also the first Black woman to receive a PhD in Chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a 2006-2007 American Council on (Higher) Education Fellow, a member of several professional organisations and serves as Chairperson and Member in a number of University Committees and External Committees and Councils.