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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Advancing the student housing experience

SELECTED: Phillip Chibvuri SELECTED: Phillip Chibvuri

Residence Finance Specialist Phillip Chibvuri has been appointed to serve as the joint treasurer on the executive board of the Association of College and University Housing Officers International Southern Africa Chapter (Acuho-I SAC).

The Association has a global footprint and its core purpose is to advance the campus housing profession in service of students.

Chibvuri, who started working at CPUT in 2014, is experienced in the areas of university accommodation, services and finance as well as risk administration.

He has developed a number of strategies and models in direct response to student accommodation matters.

“I am truly humbled by this opportunity to lead and contribute to the regional and world stage and will at level best be an ambassador and serve diligently. The living and learning environment and university experience is an area that university brands may need to accelerate on. The behaviour, institutional culture and academic prowess of students to some extent are influenced by the services and client experience,’’ says Chibvuri.

He will drive issues around all universities in the SADC region and liaise with global universities on a wide range of student living and learning on campuses.

Chibvuri is also working on a project researching the issues around student accommodation, the needs, shortfalls, financing, operational sustainable strategies and the impact of residence experiences on graduates in waiting.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za