Meet Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija Vice Chancellor of Victoria University

Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija is the Vice Chancellor Victoria University Kampala and a Professor of Public Policy. As Vice Chancellor, he serves as the Chief Operating and Academic Officer for the University. He works closely with the University Council, Chancellor, University Promoters and an extensive group of colleagues in guiding strategic planning and policy development, in promoting campus-wide academic initiatives and in defining budgetary and development priorities. Presiding over Senate, the Supreme academic body of the university he is fully responsible with the overall running of Victoria University Kampala.

Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija is the Vice Chancellor Victoria University

Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija is the Vice Chancellor Victoria University

A native of Fortportal, Western Uganda, he is 39 years old & has a Doctorate of Philosophy majoring in Public policy (International Development and Sustainable Futures) from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Southern University, USA and also a graduate of Makerere University Kampala.

He lectured in the Faculty of Management Makerere University Business School for eight (8) years, with several publications in international Journals and conferences in areas of policy, information technology and entrepreneurship, was a Facilitator East and Southern Management Institute (ESAMI) in Policy analysis Project Management, Management of Change, Strategic Management, Creativity and Innovation, entrepreneurship, Financial Management organizational behavior ,Business Administration, Human resource management and General Management.

Isabalija talking President Yoweri to the tour of Victoria University

Isabalija talking President Yoweri to the tour of Victoria University

Dr. Stephen Robert holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and has been consulting for the last eleven (11) years with Private and Public institutions in Change Management, Project Management, Financial Management and Policy Analysis. He has worked with donor funded projects in NGO and Government institutions for the last 15 years.

Dr. Stephen is a Policy Analyst, Finance and Project Management Specialist with Post Graduate training and field experience in specialized Financial management and project management skills in Donor (USAID, DANIDA, SIDA, AusAID CORDAID, EU, ADB, WORLD BANK, and DFID) and government accounting in areas of budgeting, value for money audits Project accounting, contract accounting and management, treasury management, credit management project management and evaluations, financial manual writing and Policy analysis.

Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija at one of the University's functions

Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija at one of the University’s functions

Dr. Stephen core skills are in Private public Partnerships (PPPs), Entrepreneurship Development, Project Management, Policy analysis, business analysis; business process analysis, design, & re-engineering; business and e-business strategy development; project feasibility; organization change; and project & change management. He has considerable experience in assisting enterprises and individuals improve their business performance in USA and Africa.

Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija is also a Board Member for Several companies & institutions:

• Board Chairman Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd.

• Board Member Uganda Development Bank- Chairman Credit and Risk

• Board Chairman Dynamic Group Company Ltd

• Board Member, ICT University Foundation

• Delegate Uganda Women’s Entrepreneurship Association (UWEAL) and Vital Voices.

• Board Member, ICT Center, Makerere University Business School

• Board Member, of Trustees Christian Discipleship Ministries International

• Member, Project Management Institute with field experience in specialized financial and project management.

Robert, has received numerous, Honors, Fellowships & Grants. The Author of two books and co-editor of a third he has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals.

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