Prof. K. H. Moahi

Prof. K. H. Moahi Deputy Vice Chancellor - Student Services

Website: www.bou.ac.bw

Email: dvcss@staff.bou.ac.bw

Professor Kgomotso Hildegard Moahi has been in the field of higher education as an academic and administrator for the past 35 years. She obtained a Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Botswana and Swaziland in 1982. She went on to work in the computing field at the Botswana Meat Commission as a computer programmer for three years, and then moved to the National Institution of Development Research (a research arm of the University of Botswana) as a database controller in that institution’s documentation center. She went on to study information science, obtaining an MSc in Information Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK and a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburg, USA. She taught in the Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) from 1992 to 2020. Kgomotso Moahi has taught and researched on the use of ICTs in information management and librarianship, promotion and protection of indigenous knowledge, health informatics, business information systems, information ethics, and ethical and legal issues of information management. She has published 2 edited books, 14 book chapters, and 28 refereed journal papers, 17 conference papers, she has presented 26 conference /workshop papers at various meetings locally and abroad.

Kgomotso Moahi has contributed significantly to the administrative and management side of the University of Botswana where she held a number of leadership positions. From 2002 to 2008, she served as the head of department of the Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) during which time she was promoted to Associate Professor in recognition of her contribution to scholarship in the area of information science. Kgomotso Moahi was promoted to full professor in November 2019. She served as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities from 2008 to 2014, providing leadership for excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. She provided both policy and academic leadership of the Faculty and during her tenure, oversaw development of new academic programs, and expanding academic partnerships. She became Chairperson/Convener of the University’s Committee of Deans. Prof Moahi chaired a number of committees in the Faculty of Humanities as part of her stewardship of the Faculty; she was also a member of the University Senate (a body tasked with academic leadership); and was also a member of the University of Botswana governing Council for two terms. In 2017, she was appointed acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana, and returned to her position as
professor in 2018.

Kgomotso is married to Lucky Tebalebo Moahi, and they have been blessed with three children, Refilwe Motsetselele, Neo Wandile, and Kaelo Sabelo.

 

 

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