Wollega University Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Wollega University Dean of the School of Graduate Studies isaccountable to the university Academic Vice President.

Major functions

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is primarily concerned with leadership, promotion, and growth of Graduate Studies at Wollega University (WU), including long-term strategic planning, oversight of academic development, service delivery, and the management of financial, administrative and human resources. The SGS collaborates with others to ensure high quality graduate programs, service effectiveness and successful production of competent and innovative graduates. The SGS will link and work with external communities and institutions, and plays a significant role in university-wide initiatives.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Presents the annual budget of the School to the university Academic Vice President and administers such funds as may be placed at its disposal;
  • versees all academic activities related to graduate studies in academic departments/ schools, colleges and institutions;
  • Creating educational opportunities for diverse groups of the society, offering graduate programs in various modalities;
  • Observe all parameters of quality and relevance by establishing uniform system across all colleges/institutes/schools of the university;
  • Implements the policies laid down by the Senate for proper administration of the programs of Graduate Studies and the Welfare of students at WU;
  • Takes appropriate actions, in consultation with the respective academic units (Institutes, Colleges and departments/ schools);
  • In cooperation with the Registrar, issues directives pertaining to registration, record keeping and the like for programs of graduate studies and their implementation;
  • Makes recommendations for the strengthening and development of existing programs or for initiating new ones, and carries out any other tasks that foster the development of graduate studies in the university;
  • Promotes the initiation of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary graduate studies programs;
  • Performs many other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President for Academic and Research;
  • Solves or gets solved the complaints, if any, of Graduate students in time;
  • Submits annual report to the Senate through the AVP;

The following offices are accountable to the Dean of School of Graduate Studies (SGS):

  •         Associate Dean for Post Graduate Programs Administration;
  •         Associate Dean for Graduate Thesis and Dissertation;
  •         College/School/Institute Associate Dean for PG Programs;
  •         Post Graduate, Research and Technology Transfer Associate Deans;
  •         Assistant Registrar.

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies: OljiraKeneaNegasa (PhD)


Nekemte Campus, New Administration Building 3rd Floor

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