Academic Board of Directors

The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University responsible for approving academic proposals and for providing advice on academic policy, academic strategy and academic standards.


The Board comprises 12 members, including the Vice-President, a Dean, a secretary and board members.

The Academic Board advises the Vice-President and Council on matters relating to teaching and research and takes decisions on delegation from Council. Its purpose is to provide advice on academic policy; approve courses and programs; further and co-ordinate the work of the Faculties and other academic units; and support teaching and research.


Vice President:

Prof Heilna du Plooy, BA, MA, DLitt


Dean & Chairman of Academic Board:

Prof Dries du Plooy, BA, BTh, ThM, ThD



Mrs Eleanor M Evans, Cert Ed, DEd (Admin)


Board Members:

Revd Prof D Byron Evans BA, BD, MEd, DLitt, ThD (Honoris Causa) NWU

Mr Johan Govea, MBA

Revd  Prof Joseph O’Hanlon, BA, BD, MTh, LSS, PhD

Revd Prof D Ben Rees, BA, BD, MA, MSc (Econ), PhD, ThD

Canon Dr Christopher Lamb, BA, MA, PhD

Prof Dr Eric Peels, ThM, ThD

Prof Paul Wells, BA, MDiv, MA, PhD, DD

Dr Ester Petrenko BA Hons, MA Hons (Belgium), PhD (Durham)

Dr Leonard Amechi . DMS,PGCE, MA, MTh, PhD