The Vice Chancellor (VC) is the academic and administrative leader of the institution. S/he establishes and implements a university strategic management plan for efficient use of its resources, human, fiscal, and capital, in compliance with the University of Botswana Act and Statutes. The VC therefore enables the realisation of the vision and mission of the University by coordinating the development of its policies, plans and programmes, based on the strategic overview of the University and its environment.
The Vice Chancellor sits on the University Council and presents the institution’s position and recommendations on various issues and problems. S/he prepares major policy initiatives for council approval.