Paul Tiyambe Zeleza to Lead United States International University-Africa

ZelezaPaul Tiyambe Zeleza has been appointed vice chancellor of United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. His appointment is effective on January 1.

Dr. Zeleza has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Previously, he was a Presidential Professor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Earlier in his career, Dr. Zeleza was chair of the department of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Zeleza is a graduate of the University of Malawi. He holds a master’s degree in African history and international relations from the University of London and a Ph.D. in economic history from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada.

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