Professor George Mondo Kagonyera is the second non-Head-of-State Chancellor of Makerere University, the first being Rt. Hon. Prof. Apolo Robin Nsibambi, a distinguished alumnus of Makerere University and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda.
Prof. Kagonyera was first appointed Chancellor by President Yoweri Museveni on the recommendation of the Makerere University Council on 23rd October 2007.
His successful and impressive career in Makerere University spanned 18 years.Outside the University, Prof. Kagonyera has served in various capacities as a Member of Parliament and as a Minister in various portfolios and has shown exceptional brilliance and consistency in loyalty and dedication to this country.
He is an academician of long and proven expertise and his service to Makerere University as a Teacher, Researcher and Chairperson of the Appointments Board and Chancellor has won him great admiration.
The Chancellor is the titular head of the University. He presides at all ceremonial assemblies of the University and in this name, confers degrees and other academic titles and distinctions.
At Makerere university, the Chancellor is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the University Council.