The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Paul Zeleza, met Executives within the Alumni Association in an informal forum dubbed Affinity Evening held at his residence on September 30, 2017. The executives enjoyed a night of networking as they reminisced their time at USIU-Africa. They also shared their post-graduation experiences as heard from the Vice Chancellor about proposed infrastructural and academic developments at USIU-Africa, as part of the Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20. Among them, the Vice Chancellor highlighted the proposed School of Communication, Creative and Cinematic Arts that will be house the undergraduate Journalism and graduate Communication Studies programs.

The Affinity Evening is a monthly informal forum where the Vice Chancellor and other members of the Management Board meet and interact with different interest groups within the Association. It was conceived as a platform for at creating mutually beneficial relationships between alumni and their alma mater, creating a platform where alumni can network and rekindle old friendships. Senior university officials also learn from post-graduation alumni experiences as well as how they would like to be engaged by their alma mater. The event is also an avenue where alumni learn about current developments at their alma mater, as well as the role they have to play in moving the university forward.

 The next Affinity Evening slated for early November, will focus on alumni who are senior corporate executives.