Knox College Announces 2012 Honorary Degree Recipient
At its 168th Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Knox College will confer the degree Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) to The Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana. The Board of Governors have selected The Rev. Dr. Ncozana based on his creative leadership in mission and various levels of the church’s life, as well as his outstanding faith-based contributions to public life.
The Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana
Pastor, community organizer and developer, statesman, diplomat, teacher and scholar – these are the words that people often use to describe The Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana.
Silas is the former General Secretary of Blantyre Synod, Moderator of General Assembly for The Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (C.C.A.P), Youth Director for the Synod of Blantyre (C.C.A.P.) and travelling General Secretary of the Student Christian Organization of Malawi. He was a member of the Central Executive of All Africa Conference of Churches, World Alliance of Reformed Churches and World Council of Churches. He has taught at Fort Hare University in South Africa, served as interim Principal of Zomba Theological College and is the current Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Church History, Executive Administrator and Chief Academic Officer of Sindima Memorial Institute.
In addition to his work in ministry and education, Silas was appointed High Commissioner to Tanzania and later Ambassador to Germany, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Russia, the Vatican, and World Trade Organization in Switzerland. He has also been involved in community projects focussed on safe water, orphans and green energy.
Silas has diplomas in theology from The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Theological College and The University of Central Africa, Zimbabwe, a diploma in administration from Kabete College in Kenya, a diploma in Community and Youth development from The University of Birmingham, master’s degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Knox College, and a Ph.D. from The University of Aberdeen.
All are invited to attend Knox College’s Convocation ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:30p.m. at Convocation Hall, the University of Toronto, 31 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON.
The Rev. Malcolm Warford, Author, The Spirit’s Tether: Eight Lives in Ministry and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, will deliver the convocation address, Being In Ministry.