Office of the Vice Chancellor

Message from the Vice Chancellor

Dr. John SenyonyiI welcome you to the Uganda Christian University (UCU) website.
Our mission and commitment are to “Equip students for productive and holistic lives of Christian faith and service.” The Church of Uganda founded UCU in 1997, to be an authentic Christian university, one of its kind in Uganda at the time, where students would be nurtured to reach their full potential and completeness. The Church pioneered education at primary and high school level decades ago. In founding Uganda Christian University, the Church intended to bridge the gap created between Church-founded Christian schools and Christian higher education to complete the education cycle.

The university inherited the pristine and Edenic campus facilities of the Bishop Tucker Theological College. In 2013, the UCU Main Campus was voted among the 50 most beautiful Christian campuses worldwide. This young university is today spread across Uganda with five campuses to her credit: The Main Campus situated at Mukono, UCU Kampala Campus, UCU Arua Campus, Bishop Barham University College in Kabale and UCU Mbale University College.


The Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi has been Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University (UCU) since September 2010. Dr. Senyonyi holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Melbourne, Australia (1984), a Master of Arts from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), Trinity International University (1992), and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from the University of Nairobi (1978).

He is a Canon of All Saints Cathedral, Province of the Church of Uganda. He has held various positions at UCU since 2001: University Chaplain (2001-2003), Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration, 2003-2006), and he was the first Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development and External Relations, 2006-2010).

Office of the Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor serves as the chief academic, financial and administrative officer of the university. The jobholder advances the university’s mission, vision and motto and ensures compliance with the legal requirements and expectations of the Government of Uganda and its organs. The Vice Chancellor also develops and stewards resources to ensure that facilities and programmes are modern, excellent, and well managed. He or she resources the university with quality personnel and develops them for greater usefulness and promotes excellence in academics, research, and community engagement.

While all university offices are aligned to the office of the Vice Chancellor, the following offices are directly under the Vice Chancellor's supervision.

  1. The Central Office
  2. The University Chaplaincy
  3. The Internal Audit
  4. The Quality Assurance
  5. The Legal Office

Contact Information

Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi
Vice Chancellor
Uganda Christian University
P. O. Box 4,
Mukono, Uganda.
Tel: +256 31 235 0800
      +256 31 235 0801
Fax: +256 41 429 0800

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