About Us

Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) is the first private University in Zambia and was established in 2004. CUZ is registered under the Higher Education Act NO. 4 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia. If you are looking for high quality education in Zambia, Cavendish University is the perfect place for you. Our professional courses are based on a student-centric Academic Model that deploys innovation and global best practices in its pedagogy, philosophy, operations and organization. Lecturers and professors at CUZ are trained to facilitate learning in ways that are innovative, student-centric, participatory, active and practical. CUZ deploys a learning management technology platform (CULPTM ) that supports blended learning, flipped classrooms, projects, case studies, distance learning, and other forms of effective, collaborative and active learning.

CUZ offers market-relevant and accredited academic programmes which are hosted in its four Schools: School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business and Information Technology (B.I.T), and School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (A.E.S.S.). All CUZ schools and faculties are oriented towards fulfilling the University's Mission of transforming students into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens (REEE).

In addition, our distance learning programme allows you to study wherever you are, whether in Zambia or abroad.

Dimensions of the Mission:

Responsible: Responsible people maintain good habits, are ethical, complete their duties and obligations on time, are accountable both to themselves and to others, and exhibit good core personal values.
Educated: Educated people are knowledgeable and skilled, know how to learn, and are committed to continuous life-long learning.
Employable: Employable people acquire general and subject-specific knowledge and skills embedded in all University syllabi, and develop personal attributes which enable them to gain employment and succeed in their chosen careers.
Entrepreneurial: Entrepreneurial people successfully manage their own businesses or work successfully for established businesses; they have enterprising skills and personal attributes which include being curious, passionate, knowledgeable, adaptable, creative, innovative, resourceful and knowing how to learn.

Core Values of the University:

Self-reliance: We strive to transform our students into self-confident citizens, entrepreneurs or employees with good judgment and perseverance.
Integrity: We treasure honesty, transparency, and ethical conduct in all our work and we have zero tolerance for corruption.
Responsibility: We promote a culture of personal and institutional accountability, and a commitment to good citizenship.
Excellence: We continually strive to do our best in teaching, learning and community engagement.
Respect: We see mutual-respect and appreciation of human diversity as an enabler of successful teamwork and happy coexistence.
Innovation: We are attentive and responsive to best practices in teaching, learning, and problem-solving.

Governance and Administration

The Governance of Cavendish University Zambia is structured according to the requirements of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia and the Statutes of Cavendish University Zambia.

The Council governs the University and is constituted according to the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia. The responsibilities of Council include determining the vision, mission, objectives, goals, strategies and policies of the University. The Council is also responsible for maintaining an ethical and efficient environment that is conducive to the fulfilment of the mission of the University and the financial sustainability of the University.

The Senate is responsible for all academic affairs of the University and is constituted according to the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia and the statutes of University.

The Chancellor is the titular head of the University and is responsible for conferring degrees and awards of the University at graduation.

Vice Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor is the Chair of Senate, the Secretary to the Council and the head of the University.

Executive Director
The Executive Director is the head of operations of the University and works collaboratively with the Vice Chancellor on the day to day leadership of the University.


To provide accessible, high quality, research-driven education that transforms students into responsible, educated, employable, and entrepreneurial citizens (REEE).


To be a model university in Africa that delivers a transformative market-relevant quality education.

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Governance / Administration

Reginald Rainey, Executive Director

Reginald Rainey spent 25 years building Strayer University, serving most recently as the Vice President of University Admissions, and previously as the Regional Vice President of Operations. In his role as Vice President of University Admissions, Reggie created and led the University...

Oscar Correia, Deputy Vice Chancellor

Oscar Correia has more than 20 years’ experience in Information Technology spanning various sectors including education, telecommunications, mobile financial services, IT outsourcing and product management. His last assignment was leading one of the largest mobile money managed...

Dr. Chilengwe, Vice Chancellor

Dr. Chilengwe joined CUZ as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine in 2016. He has previously served as Assistant Dean for the School of Medicine. He brings to the role a wealth of experience in teaching, learning and research.

Dr. Chilengwe is highly trained an...

Elizabeth Sondashi Musukwa, Academic Registrar

Elizabeth Sondashi Musukwa is the Academic Registrar of Cavendish University Zambia. She was previously Deputy Registrar at the University of Lusaka.

She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Copperbelt University. A Master of Business Administrati...