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Dr Moonira Khan - Executive Director: Department of Student Affairs | Ms Edwina Books - Director: Student Development | Mr Grant Willis - Director: Student Housing & Residence Life | Ms Sindi Ntshongwana - Director: Student Funding & Administration | Currently Vacant - Director: Student Wellness

Dr Moonira Khan
Executive Director: Department of Student Affairs

Dr Moonira Khan was appointed as the Executive Director of Student Affairs in March 2005. She is responsible for overseeing the provision of support and development services to the UCT student body. As executive director, Khan's mandate is to oversee the provision of the service portfolios for Student Development, Student Financial Aid, Student Wellness, Student Housing and Residence Life. Khan's key focus is to provide a responsive and progressive student-centered support service for the UCT's students and to facilitate the development of students into well-rounded individuals who will make a significant contribution to society as leaders and good citizens. Khan's work experience includes having served as the Director of Human Resource Development (HRD) in the Western Cape Provincial Government's Department of Health. During this time, she also served as the director of four nursing colleges, which were later consolidated to become the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN). Khan served as the chairperson of the Health and Welfare Sector Education Training Authority (HWSETA) Board and played a key role together with others in establishing the HWSETA from concept to organization. Her work experiences included clinical practice, education, organizational development, human resource management, human resource development, management and administration. Khan has a doctoral degree in (public) administration (UKZN), a master's degree in education (UCT), bachelor's and honors degrees in administration and education (UNISA), as well as postgraduate qualifications. She commenced her career in the nursing field during which time she qualified and worked in general nursing, midwifery, psychiatry, community health and neonatology. She was one of a team of six who started the Perinatal Education Programme (PEP) during which time two manuals were written to support medical and nurse practitioners. Her educational exposure includes having studied at UKZN (SA), UCT (SA), UWC (SA), Emory University / Centre for Disease Control (USA), ILO ITC (Italy), and Wits / Harvard Business Schools (SA / USA).

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Ms Edwina Books
Director: Student Development

See: About Student Development

Mr Grant Willis
Director: Student Housing & Residence Life

See: About Student Housing & Residence Life

Ms Sindi Ntshongwana
Director: Student Funding & Administration

See: Student Funding & Administration

Currently Vacant
Director: Student Wellness