Prof Charity Gichuki

Prof. Charity W. Gichuki, Ph.D Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Administration, Finance and Planning

The Administration, Finance and Planning Division plans and administers the University assets, finance and human resources.  The Division thus responds to periodic staff needs assessments, performance contracting commitments as well as physical & asset planning by soliciting, generating and allocating financial resources to operationalize these plans.  Once financial resources are allocated, the Division oversees the implementation of these plans and ensures that it is done in accordance with the laws of the land as well as the University policies and guidelines drawn from the Constitution of Kenya and in line with international guidelines.

The Division is headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Finance and Planning (DVC AFP)

Administration, Finance and Planning Division is headed by Prof. Charity Gichuki- she is a Professor of Immunopathology, currently working as the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Finance and Planning at the Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST).  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 an NGO, 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 Professor in charge of Research and Development.  While working there, she grew to become the Deputy Vice Chancellor, in charge of Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance.  These assignments have honed Prof Gichuki skills in developing, soliciting funding for and implementing research and development projects and has given her valuable experience in institutional development and management.