CUU Alumni Association was formed and launched in 2018 to Promote CUU as an institution of academic excellence and to create and maintain an environment that encourages alumni participation through volunteerism, financial support and income generating activities that may benefit and run programmes that may be supplemental to the University under CSR.
James Okurut is the Programme Director at Population Cares Uganda (POPCARES)-a leading social Reproductive health agency in Uganda.He is an experienced executive, Medical representative, consultant, trainer, marketer, entrepreneur, business developer & researcher with strong focus on organizational and institutional development especially keen on projects development and achieving organizational goals. He has over sixteen years of experience in medium & senior management positions in sales, marketing, training, business development, new products & launches, programme management with large local & international organisations with increasing levels of responsibility and seniority.
He worked with various organizations as Sales & Marketing Executive (Nice House of plastics), Product development (Klean safaris Ltd), Senior medical representative - Product development (Marie Stopes International), Social marketing manager (Popcares) and now the programme Director Population Cares Uganda.
In the years he has developed skills in NGO work, social marketing, project development, proposal writing, policy development, BCC, change management, business development, management, and has championed the development of a new not for profit organization in Uganda in the recent past and innovations in business management. He is also a member of board for YES-Africa and Spino Holdings Limited.
Ms Byachi Hope is the Dean of Students a role she serves with great passion, interest and dedication. The unit has a long and rich history of supporting and advocating for the interests of students. She oversees and coordinates student accommodation, pertinent immigration issues, sports and recreation, alumni affairs, student health, student clubs, internships, student guild, counseling, career support and many other areas of student life that support growth and development.
She holds a Bachelors in Business Computing obtained from Islamic University In Uganda, Kampala, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from Cavendish University Uganda; and a Masters in Business Administration with a major in Information Technology from Cavendish University Uganda, Kampala.
At Cavendish University Uganda, she has served in several roles as the Marketing Research and Operations IT support Officer (2013), Examinations and Awards Officer (2014-2016), Deputy Dean of Students – Career Services (2017-2018) before taking up the role of the Dean of Students which she holds with high esteem. Prior to joining Cavendish University Uganda, Hope worked with Uganda Cares as a Data Abstractor in a project which was fully funded by the World Health Organisation (2011) and Paramount Insurance Company Limited as a Claims officer in 2010.
Hope equally loves educating the youth and as such volunteers for her Church as a media personality. She is a proud host of both a TV and Radio show where she educates families and enhances their development. She voices several TV commercials, edits and produces several TV shows as well. Her philosophy of life is derived from Proverbs 22:6 She lives on the philosophy of Train up a child in the he should grow, so that when he grows, he will never part from it.
Samuel Mayanja is currently the Director School of working adults at Cavendish University. He previously served as the Coordinator for Postgraduate Studies and Research. He is an educator and higher education administrator with experience spanning over 10 years. He is also a lecturer of Business and Management. His areas of interest are entrepreneurship, project management and strategic management.
Before joining Cavendish University in April 2009, Samuel was Director of SAO Microfinance for 3 years supporting 14 SACCOs in Central and Eastern Uganda promoting financial inclusion. Previously, he worked as Projects and Finance Manager for Share An opportunity Uganda overseeing the management of integrated project on population and development for 12 years. He also worked an Accountant for the same organization for 6 years.
Samuel holds a PhD in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from Makerere University (awaiting graduation in January), MBA Project Management- Makerere University; Post graduate Diploma – Micro finance operations from Makerere University Business School, BBA (Accounting) from Makerere University. He also obtained a Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management from Kyambongo University. He is a certified trainer of Microfinance services (World Bank), Certified trainer in Small and Medium Business Development (Regent University –USA). His research interest is in entrepreneurial networking among SMEs. Samuel lends his time and expertise to a number of organizations. He is the chairperson of Children At Risk (CRANE), he is also a chairperson of Special children Trust, Board member of COME UGANDA, Director of Kikandwa Community Secondary School. Faculty Board member of Business Development Center.