Artist Professor Mostafizul Haque has been selected as the new chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology (SMUCT).
His appointment comes after the demise of former chairperson Md Imamul Kabir Shanto, who passed away of Covid-19 infection on May 30.
Late Imamul, also the founding chairperson of the board, was a valiant Freedom Fighter, said a press release.
At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 18, Prof Mostafizul was unanimously selected as the new chairperson. The meeting also passed a condolence motion in the honour of Imamum Kabir Shanto
Prof Mostafizul is a well-known painter, eminent children's painting expert, and a successful organiser.
He is a Senior Professor at the Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. He graduated from the faculty (then known as Dhaka Art College) and then pursued higher studies in painting in Japan, the press release said.
Since the inception of the university, Prof Mostafizul has worked tirelessly as an aide of the founding chairperson of the university, it added.