The Board of Trustees of the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza as the institution’s new Vice Chancellor succeeding Prof. Freida Brown, with effect from 1 January, 2016.


Dr. Zeleza is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. He joined Quinnipiac after serving as Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts as well as Professor of History and African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

Prior to that Dr. Zeleza was Head of the Department of African American Studies and the Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He also taught at the Pennsylvania State University, and was Director of the Centre for African Studies and Professor of History and African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Zeleza is a Malawian national.