MANAGEMENT BODIES The governing bodies of the University are the Academic and Scientific Council, the Management Committee, the School Councils, the Institutes, Schools and Research Centers. The Academic and Scientific Council During its monthly meetings which can be convened at least once, the Academic and Scientific Council plays its role of advisory body of the Catholic University of Bukavu. It issues opinions on the management and general policy of the University, the budget estimates proposed by the Board of Directors, proposals for appointments and promotion of academic, scientific and administrative staff; projects for training offers development; the projects of the body regulations; the draft of the academic calendar of examinations and graduation ceremonies; the conditions for the registration of students and all other questions submitted by the Board of Directors. The management Committee It is in charge of the day-to-day management of the University and consists of the Rector, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and the General Administrator. The Executive Committee takes all the necessary power to ensure the proper functioning of the University and prepares the budget estimates. The members of the Board of Directors have their offices at the Bugabo campus which is the headquarters of the Catholic University of Bukavu. However, they can travel to all campuses for local needs in the accomplishment of their duties. The Rector The Rector leads the University and must be a Regular Professor. After being elected by the Academic and Scientific Council, he is appointed by the organizing authority for a once renewable four-year term. His appointment is confirmed by the Chancellor. In accordance with the statutory provisions (Article 48), the Rector supervises and coordinates all the activities of the University. He ensures the execution of the decisions of the Board of Directors and the respect of the statutes and regulations of the University. He oversees the External Relations and Cooperation Services, Student Social Services, Quality Assurance and Chaplaincy. The current Rector is Professor Kanigula Mubagwa who was elected by the Academic and Scientific Council in its session of April 17 and invested on August 28, 2019. Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Under the auspices of the Board of Directors, the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, who is supposed to be a Professor, is responsible for the academic and scientific management of the University and assists the Rector in his duties. He is elected by the Academic and Scientific Council from among the members of the academic body of the Catholic University of Bukavu and appointed by the Organizing Authority for once renewable term five year-term. This appointment is validated by the Chancellor. He supervises researches and academic services, receives all the proceedings of the meetings organized within the University, keeps the records and archives of the University, prepares the minutes of the Academic and Scientific Council and keeps the seal of University. The current Vice Rector for Academic Affairs is Professor Wenceslas Busane Ruhana Mirindi. Managing Director The Managing Director is in charge of all the administrative services, personnel management and the premises of the University. He assists the Rector and the Vice Rector in the administrative aspects of their respective functions. In accordance with the statutory provisions (Article 54), he ensures the values and procedures of the effective management of the University, manages the daily staff and financial aspects, prepares the budget and the management report and proposes decision projects to the authorities in relation to his field and concerning the general policy of the University. He is elected by the Academic and Scientific Council, for a once renewable three-year term and appointed by the Organizing Authority and endorsed by the Chancellor. The current Managing Director is Mr. Jean-Claude Crispin Lukuli Petemoya.