Governance structures

The Chancellor The Council The Executive Committee of the Senate
The University Management Committee The Rectorate Representative Council

Powers and duties delegated to the ECS by the Council and Senate:

The ECS, in co-operation with the Senate and Council, is responsible for the strategic management of the UFS with regard to its focus areas, key success factors, faculties, academic support services, and portfolios.

Members of the Executive Committee of the Senate:

Rector and Vice-Chancellor
Prof FW (Francis) Petersen 


Prof RC (Corli) Witthuhn (Vice-Rector: Research)
Dr  EL (Engela) van Staden  (Vice-Rector: Academic)
Prof P (Puleng) LenkaBula (Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs, and Community Engagement)
Prof Prakash Naidoo (Vice-Rector: Operations)


Mrs JH (Elna) van Pletzen: (Acting Registrar: Governance and Policy)
Mr A (Anban) Naidoo: (Acting Registrar : Systems and Administration)

Prof H (Heidi) Hudson (Humanities) 
Prof J (John) Mubangizi (Law) 
Prof HJ (Hendri) Kroukamp (Economic and Management Sciences) 
Prof DJ (Danie) Vermeulen (Natural and Agricultural Sciences) 
Prof GJ (Gert) van Zyl (Health Sciences) 
Prof L (Loyiso) Jita (Education)
Prof SD (Fanie) Snyman (Theology and Religion) 
Mr P (Pura) Mgolombane (Student Affairs)

Qwaqwa Campus
Dr M (Martin) Mandew (Campus Head)

South Campus
Prof D (Daniella) Coetzee (Campus Head)

Two representatives from the Senate from the Human Sciences Faculties

Prof TG (Theo) Neethling (Senate Representative)
Prof H (Helena) van Zyl (Senate Representative)

Two representatives from the Senate from the Natural Sciences Faculties

Prof HC (Hendrik) Swart (Senate Representative)
Prof A (Andre) Venter (Senate Representative)

In advisory capacity

Ms LC (Lacea) Loader (Communication and Marketing)
Ms SJ van Jaarsveld (Human Resources)
Ms AM (Anita) Lombard (UVPERSU representative)
Mnr TD (Thabang) Sepeame (NEHAWU representative)
Dr GJ (Glen Taylor) (Research Development)
Ms L Kriel (Acting Head: Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning)
Ms JH (Elna) van Pletzen (Deputy Registrar)
Mr W (Witness) Mudzi (Postgraduate School)
Prof JF (Francois) Strydom (Centre for Teaching and Learning)

Secretariat (Meeting Administration)

Ms EC (Elsabi) Bezuidenhoudt

Comment: If discussions by the ECS concern a specific support service department/division, the head of department or division head concerned must attend the ECS meeting in an advisory capacity.