Prof (FW) Francis Petersen
Rector and Vice-Chancellor

Prof Francis Petersen

Prof Francis William Petersen is the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State since 1 April 2017.  He has formerly been Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. Read More...


Prof (NI) Nicky Morgan
Vice-Rector: Operations

Prof Nicky Morgan

Professor Morgan joins the UFS as Vice-Rector: Operations, after holding a similar position at the Central University of Technology (CUT) and the University of Johannesburg. Read More...

Prof (RC) Corli Witthuhn
Vice-Rector: Research

Prof Corli Witthuhn

Prof Witthuhn brings with her years of experience in higher education, both in terms of scientific research and serving in senior management positions in university structures. Read More...

Prof (ML) Lis Lange
Vice-Rector: Academic

Dr Lis Lange

Prof Lis Lange is Vice-Rector: Academic at the University of the Free State, where she previously held a substantive position as Senior Director heading the Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning (DIRAP).  Read More...


Vice-Rector: Student Affairs and External Relations

Dr (MJG) Gift Vinger
Registrar: Governance and Policy

Dr Gift Vinger

Dr Gift Vinger, a Bloemfonteiner and Kovsie alumnus, distinguished himself as a hard-working and dedicated student throughout his university studies. He obtained both the BA and BA Honours degrees cum laude at the former Vista University and the University of the Free State respectively.  Read More...

Dr (K) Karen Lazenby
Registrar: Systems and Administration

Dr Karen Lazenby

Dr Karen Lazenby is the Registrar: Systems and Administration at the University of the Free State and is responsible for Student Academic Services, International Affairs, and Marketing. Read More...

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