Professor Francis Kasoma was president of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) from 1984-1988. He was one of the most vibrant communication scholars in Africa and dedicated much of his time strengthening the foundations of ACCE at continent and world levels. Born November 11, 1943, Prof. Kasoma who hailed from Zambia, made his mark in communication education and research in Africa. He was an academic, a visionary, and an ardent advocate of press freedom in Zambia. He was the founder and head of the Department of Mass Communication (which was later renamed Department of Communication and Media Studies) at the University of Zambia. Prof. Kasoma was also one of the founders of the Press Association of Zambia. He passed away on June 7, 2002. His legacy as one of the foremost professors of mass communication in Africa has remained till date.