UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

PROF. DULACHA GALGALO

CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL

Prof. Galgalo served as Treasurer to the Council of Moi University (2009 – 2012), and Chairman of Council of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (2013 – 2017).

Prof. Galgalo was appointed Chairman of Council of Meru University of Science and Technology in March 2017. He is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia as well as the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts, Kenya (ICIFA – K) as well as a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

Prof. Galgalo completed Bachelor of Commerce (1993) and Master of Business Administration (1996) degrees at the University of Nairobi. He completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia. He has published widely in Accounting and Finance.

Ms. FELICITY BIRIRI

MEMBER

Ms. Felicity N. Biriri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Peace Management from Kenyatta University.

Ms. Biriri has also undergone professional trainings on Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Performance Management, Project and Contract Compliance and the Mwongozo Code of Ethics among others.

Ms. Biriri is a Human Resource professional with more than 18 years’ experience in various sectors including banking, advertising and manufacturing. Ms. Biriri has sat in several Boards such as Geothermal Development Company, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and is a trustee of the KEPSA Foundation, COMESA-FEMCOM, Moi University Council, the National Environmental Ombudsman NECC and The Kenya Pipeline Company. She is the current Chairperson of the Kenya Pipeline Company Retirement Benefits Scheme.

Ms. MARY W MUGO

Ms. Mary W. Mugo holds a Bachelor of Education (Business Studies and Economics) degree from University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology) from Kenyatta University.

Ms. Mugo is a long-serving education specialist having worked in the Government of Kenya as a Civil Servant for over 20 years and over 5 years in Non-Government Organizations. She has worked in the education sector at different capacities including leadership and management, policy development, education programming, engagement and partnership.  She taught at Tala High School from 1991 to 1995, and then moved to the Ministry of Education headquarters as the Peace Education National Coordinator. She has also served in the Office of the President as the Chief Government Counsellor. She later joined Teachers Service Commission and served for two years as the Senior Principal Administration officer. She joined World Vision Kenya in 2012 and served as an Associate Director of Education and Protection until 2016. She is currently the Country Director, Build Africa Kenya Country Office.

Ms. Mugo has served as a Board Member of Christ Compassion Rehabilitation Centre.

MRS. MARGARET M. MUKOBA

MEMBER

Mrs. Margaret Mukoba holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the United States International University (USIU-A) with a double concentration in Strategic Management and in IT management. She also has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical and Communications Technology from Moi University, and a certificate in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia. Mrs. Mukoba is a certified professional in IT Governance and a certified Information Security Manager.

Mrs. Mukoba is a business executive and ICT professional with over 25 years of experience in a career spanning ICT services, News & information, Agriculture and Manufacturing industries. She has held senior management roles in a commercial environment in planning and implementing corporate and IT strategy, leading corporate teams in dealing effectively with technology related risks and deriving maximum value from data and technology enabled business processes; identifying, assessing and advising on IT risks and controls, and relating them to the wider business environment.

Mrs. Mukoba has led, planned and implemented strategies and business technology solutions within 14 countries in the East African region and the Indian Ocean islands, and worked with different teams in multi-cultural and multi-skilled environments in Africa, Asia and Europe.

MR OMAR KASSIM ABIKAR

MEMBER

Mr. Omar Kassim holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Moi University and Higher Diploma in Water Engineering. He is a registered Tech. Engineer with Engineers Registration Board.

Currently, he is the Executive Director of Kenya Muslims Charitable Trust, an NGO working in the areas of Development, Health, Education, Humanitarian, Culture and Environmental programs among others. He has previously worked with Ministry of Water Development, National Water Conservation & Pipeline Corporation and Telkom Kenya in various capacities. He has undertaken various Consultancies, Evaluations and Research studies in Project Management with a blend of Engineering, Administration and Management skills in public, private and non-governmental sectors of society.

MR. ROBERT KIPKIRUI MUTAI

MEMBER

Mr. Robert Kipkirui holds a Master in Business Administration degree (JKUAT) and an Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree (JKUAT). He is also an advance management graduate of Strathmore/IEESE Business School.

Mr. Kipkurui is a telecommunications Leader with over 15 years’ experience in the ICT sector. Currently, he serves as the Head of Technology Strategy, Assurance & Governance at Safaricom Ltd.

CPA ISABELLA KOGEI

REP. PS, NATIONAL TREASURY

CPA Isabella Kogei is a qualified Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

CPA Isabella has vast experience in finance and accounting in both public and private sectors. She has worked in senior roles in finance and administration and contributed to organizational resource planning, financial reporting and management at strategic level. CPA Isabella is a member of the Secretariat to Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She is also a Senior Finance Officer at the National Treasury and the Parliamentary Liaison Officer who links National Treasury and both Houses of Parliament in all parliamentary businesses.

CPA Isabella represents the Principal Secretary, National Treasury, in the Council.

Ms. MARGARET IYASI LESUUDA

REP. PS, STATE DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Ms. Margaret Iyasi Lesuuda holds a Master of Arts – Peace-building from Coventry University.  She also holds a Master of Ed. Administration from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University. Currently, she is pursuing PhD in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath, UK.

Ms. Lesuuda is the Regional Coordinator of Education, Eastern.  She represents the Permanent Secretary, Department of University Education, in the Council with effect from 4th June 2018.

PROF. CHARITY GICHUKI

Ag. VICE-CHANCELLOR

Prof. Charity W. Gichuki was appointed as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) with effect from Tuesday, 6th March 2018.  Prof. Gichuki holds a PhD (1994) from the University of Glasgow and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM, 1987) from the University of Nairobi. After graduating with a BVM, Prof Gichuki practiced as a veterinary surgeon with the Government of Kenya (Laikipia District) between July 1987 and September 1988, after which she joined the Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI) where she worked for eleven years (September 1988 to August 1999).  At KETRI, she rose through the ranks from an Assistant Research Officer to Senior Research Officer.  She then joined Kenyatta University as a lecturer in 1999 until 2011, where she grew through the ranks to an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences.  Between 2003 and 2005, she was a consultant for a Non-Governmental Organisation, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International, where she served as the Technical Director of community development projects to various end user communities, mainly small-scale farmers.  In May 2011, she joined the Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) as a Research Professor.  While working there, she grew to become the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, in charge of Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance.  In 2014, she joined Meru University of Science and Technology as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration, Finance and Planning where she served until her appointment as Ag. Vice-Chancellor.