The Central University of Technology (CUT) in the Free State has recently appointed Prof. Wendy Setlalentoa as the new Dean of Humanities.
Prof. Setlalentoa has been part of the CUT since 2004 when she joined as a lecturer, known for her passion for human capacity development. According to the institution, Prof. Setlalentoa is looking forward to contributing to the university as well as the community it serves.
With her new duties as dean, Prof. Setlalentoa is committed to ensure that CUT continues to make big strides. Prof. Setlalentoa said that she believes in uplifting those around her and will continue to mentor her colleagues. “Our faculty must, among others, produce educators who will be able to lay a proper foundation using the resources available in the new normal and to ensure that programmes offered in the faculty remain relevant and effective. Our students should be equipped to be responsible citizens who will not only improve their lives, but also the lives of people in communities they serve,” she said.
With an impressive CV, Prof. Setlalentoa holds the following qualifications: a Bachelor of Science (Education) degree from North-West University (NWU), former University of Bophuthatswana (UNIBO); a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree also from NWU; a Master of Education (Didactics: Science) degree from the University of the Free State (UFS); and a PhD: Education degree from the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT). Her other achievements include a Higher Education Leadership & Management (HELM) Fellowship Programme; Project Management (Regenesys); Financial Management (Regenesys); HERS-SA Academy Alumni; Registered Assessor and Moderator (ETDP SETA); Skills Development Facilitator (ETDP SETA); and currently a fellow of the Next Generation Women in Leadership Programme (nGenWiL at CUT).
“I grew up in a place where there were limited resources, but I was inspired by my teachers, who motivated us and made the best of the limited resources that they had. This motivates and inspires me. The knowledge that I can contribute positively towards empowering and teaching those who will become future teachers, translators, language practitioners, artists and design specialists is what drives me,” concluded Prof Setlalentoa.
Compiled by Pierce van Heerden