Southern University was founded after studying existing institutions of higher learning and identifying gaps in the current set-up. Programmes were developed through consultation with experienced academicians, employment market and extensive bench-marking with highly rated universities in the sub-region. The principle is to bring a new product and service in the Zambian tertiary education. Southern University is a private institution of higher learning established under cap– of the laws of Zambia. Proprietors are mostly Zambians with a few foreigners. Once registered by the ministry of education SU will introduce a new, dynamic era. Its overall objective is to contribute to national development through training of human resource, technology generation and employment creation. It is envisaged that once mandated the SU will contribute and supplement the efforts of other scholarly institutions in Zambia, the sub-region, Africa and the global community.The Board of Directors is not only determined to lead the institution to become one of the best universities in the world also to distinguish our University from other universities through practical, research and skills based training. The board brings with it a new vision for Zambia by conducting university business differently. The University will be run by a Board of Directors and a board of trustees drawn from a diversity of professions, mostly university lecturers.