Each Public University must have a Dean of Students, who is chosen by the University Council on the advice of the Appointments Board and under guidelines established by the University Council, in accordance with the University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001, as amended. As a result, Ms. Sophia Alum Acon is Busitema University's Dean of Students at the moment. She graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and a Master's Degree in Education management of educational institutions. Having held several administrative positions in various departments at Makerere University, Sophia has extensive experience in administration.
The main responsibility of this office is to supervise student welfare. Ms. Sophia held the position of Dean of Students at Uganda Martyrs University for five(5) years prior to joining Busitema in 2016. As the Faculty Dean, she oversees the administrative responsibilities of a particular faculty on behalf of the University Management, in keeping with Busitema University's unique six (6) campuses. Under the Vice-Chancellor's supervision is the Student Dean.