Associate Professor Okaka Opio Dokotum (PhD) was appointed the pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs of Lira University in June 2016. Sourced from Kyambogo University where he served with distinction for 23 years, Professor Dokotum Deputises the Vice Chancellor of Lira University, assists the VC and provides leadership to the academic and academic-related units of the university. The Deputy Vice Chancellor is responsible for the strategic intelligence of the university, university-wide policy and operations related to academic programmes and teaching and learning and in particular, maintaining and advancing the University’s academic vision, practice and profile.
As the pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, especially in the absence of a Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Professor Dokotum has the enormous task of building and reinforcing foundations and standards and setting up effective and efficient academic systems for the Global Centre of Academic Excellence—“The Beacon”—that Lira University aspires to be. He assists the VC in determining the best modus operandi and resources needed to achieve this institutional dream. A distinguished academic, prolific multidisciplinary researcher, author, playwright, poet, filmmaker and multilingual education advocate, Dokotum brings enormous synergy and inspiration to the staff and students at Lira University and the local community.