Two prominent HU former faculties currently at the SNNPR Cabinet


It is to be recalled that following the FDRE Cabinet restructuring before a while the different regional states are following in the same pattern. Accordingly, last Dec. 14, 2016 it was learnt that Dr. Getnet Begashaw, our former Dean for College of Business and Economics, and Dr. Abriham Alano our former Faculty at College of Medicine and Health Sciences joined the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State Cabinet as Head of the Regional Trade and Industry Berue and Regional Health Berue respectively.

In a cursory look in to the Bio-data of the two officers; Dr. Getnet studied Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Faculty of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University and Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) at College of Management and Economic Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA). Before the current position Dr. Getnet was serving as Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the School of Management and Accounting, College of Business and Economics (CoBE), Hawassa University, as well as Dean of CoBE, HU. He has more than 14 years of work experience in teaching, research, and advising students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in higher education institutions in Ethiopia, of which 11 years at Hawassa University with commendable participation in university affairs and administration. He offered diverse postgraduate courses in Accounting and Finance (M.Sc.) Program and MBA Programs at Hawassa University and other local Universities like Dilla, Arba Minch, Wolaita Soddo, and Rift Valley. Areas of his teaching include: Corporate Finance, Project Analysis and Management and Financial Institutions and Markets among others.

Dr. Abriham on the other hand did his Master of Public Health at Medical Faculty, Addis Ababa University and PhD at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Before the current appointment he served as a Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wolaita Sodo University, Associate Vice President for Development, Hawassa University, Director for the University HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Directorate, Hawassa University, Vice Head for Administration and Development, College of Health Sciences, former Debub University / current Hawassa University, Lecturer and later Assistant professor, Faculty of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Hawassa University and Head Department of Nursing, Dilla College of Teacher Education and Health. Dr. Abriham’s area of teaching includes: Epidemiology, Reproductive health and Health service management among others.

Both Dr. Getnet and Dr. Abriham have widely been engaged in researches, publications and consultancy activities in addition to their office duties and thus both dedicated scholars and leaders would surely be bringing a new energy and spirit to the already transformational leadership of the Region and the Nation at large. Hawassa University would like to wish all successful leadership during their tenure.


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