Dr Alemayehu Chufamo

Dr. Alemayehu Chufamo Eromo

Academic Affairs Vice President (AAVP)

The Office of the Academic Vice President is accountable to the University President and holds overarching academic responsibilities for leading, coordinating, facilitating and providing momentum to research-oriented teaching-learning process in the University which is AMU’s core focus area.

The major duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President are to:

  • Lead, coordinate and oversee responsibilities for development and management of graduate and undergraduate academic programs, continuing and distance education, teaching and learning support, staff affairs, office of the registrar, library, and academic standards and quality enhancement.
  • Provide leadership in establishing academic priorities, plans for program development, faculty recruitment and development, and in managing the academic enterprise.
  • Closely work with the President to assist in and provide support on academic affairs, and with other Vice Presidents to set the University’s broad academic directions/vision, priorities and policies.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of plans, policies, rules and guidelines governing academic programs, academic and technical staff, and students.
  • Facilitate the accomplishment of the University’s mission and its academic goals through the establishment of programs, policies, procedures, and standards; in selection, evaluation and development of faculty and staff; in review of academic programs; in allocation of funds; and in provision of information.
  • Ensure the employment and promotion of academic staff is consistent with the University’s rules and procedures.
  • Coordinate and set context for the University’s various colleges, programs and services to maintain broad and coherent institutional perspective.
  • Develop and implement the institutional-level planning initiatives that are essential to the strategic positioning of the University.
  • Coordinate periodic academic program reviews and work with academic units in the review, study, and development of curriculum and in the improvement of instruction.
  • Establish and facilitate collaboration with industries and other institutions in pursuit of the University’s mission.
  • Support and ensure the programs of study; prepare and supply qualified graduates in knowledge, skills, and attitudes on the basis of the existing needs of the country.
  • Ensure the University’s strategic and operational plans are in place for colleges and reporting units, monitoring and supporting best practices, monitoring performances, and promoting positive relations internally and externally.
  • Exercise the responsibilities the President may entrust to him/her.
  • Thirteen offices are accountable to the Academic Affairs Vice President and assist with academic functions:


  1. College of Natural & Computational Science
  2. College of Medicine & Health Sciences
  3. College of Agricultural Sciences
  4. College of Business & Economics
  5. College of Social Science and Humanities
  6. College of Continuing and Distance Educatio


  1. School of Graduate Studies
  2. School of Pedagogical and Behavioral Sciences
  3. School of Law


  1. Academic Program Evaluation & Implementation Directorate
  2. Library and Documentation Service Directorate
  3. Sports Academy
  4. Registrar and Alumni Directorate

AAVP Core Attentions

  • Research-Oriented Teaching-Learning
  • Customer oriented service
  • Work for career development and improvement of life of academic staff
  • Implement objective performance appraisal system
  • Install responsive communication system
  • Responsible and economic use of public resources and fund
  • Transparent and participatory assignment of academic office holders
  • Follow optimistic and collaborative work culture

Main Campus, the new Admin. Building Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Telephone: +251- 468 -810070
Fax: +251- 468- 810279/0820
Mobile Number +251935956420
P.O. Box: 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President (AAVP)