PROF. ROMANUS ODHIAMBO, PhD

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Odhiambo is a Professor of Statistics with over 26 years’ experience in academics and research.  He has served in a number of administrative leadership positions at JKUAT over the years as; Chair of an academic department for two successive terms (4 years), competitively elected dean of a faculty for two successive terms (4 years), Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs for 10 years, Chairperson of various committees and taskforces as well as being a member of various executive management boards in the University.

In his career, Prof. Odhiambo has distinguished himself in organizational development and management aspects such as resource mobilization/fundraising, projects management and leading change.  Prof. Odhiambo has also supervised a number of students at Masters and Doctoral level. Prof. Odhiambo is a member of International Biometric Society (IBS), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and Kenya Inter-University Association of Mathematicians and Computer Science.

 PROF. CHARITY W. GICHUKI, PhD, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

(Administration, Finance and Planning)

Prof. Charity W. Gichuki is a Professor of Immunopathology, currently working as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration, Finance and Planning at 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 a Non-Governmental Organisation, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International, where she served as the Technical Director on 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’s skills in developing, soliciting funding for and implementing research and development projects and have given her valuable experience in institutional development and management.

   Dr. ELIJAH WALUBUKA, PhD

Registrar (Administration and Planning)

Dr. Elijah Walubuka holds a Bachelors degree from Daystar University, a Masters degree from Egerton University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Management and Administration from Kabarak University. Dr. Walubuka is a career administrator with over 15 years of senior Management experience. He previously worked for Childcare International – Kenya as the County Director in charge of Child Sponsorship. He has served as a Senior Assistant Registrar and Deputy Registrar at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST). Dr. Walubuka is a full member at the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and the National Quality Institute (NQI). Dr. Walubuka is currently the the Registrar in charge of Administration and Planning and Deputy Management Representative at Meru University of Science and Technology.

Prof. SIMON THURANIRA PhD

Registrar (Academic and Student Affairs)

Prof. Simon Thuranira has over 20 years of experience in administration and teaching at the University level. He currently serves as Registrar – Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST). Prof. Thuranira holds a PhD in International Education Policy from University of Maryland-USA, Master of Education and Bachelor of Education both from Kenyatta University-Kenya. Areas of research and specialization include Educational Leadership and Management, International and Comparative Education and Teacher Education. He served as Chairman of Education Department at Kenya Methodist University, a Consultant at the International Reading Association-Washington DC and at US-Africa Initiative on Higher Education-Washington DC. He was the founding Chairman of the Department of Education and Social Sciences at the University of Embu. Prof. Thuranira taught at the University of Maryland-USA. He has been a visiting Professor at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, U.S.A in 2017 and Carnegie Scholar in 2015. Prof Thuranira has published several books, book chapters and articles in refereed Journals. He has also supervised over 40 post graduate students.

   Mr. NEPHAT NJERU

 Finance Officer

Mr. Nephat Njeru holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Kenyatta University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining Meru University of Science and Technology in June 2009, Mr. Njeru was an accountant at JKUAT.

  Ms. EVELYNE K. GITONGA

Deputy Registrar – Human Resource

Ms. Evelyne K. Gitonga is a Human Resource practitioner with over 11 years of experience.  Ms. Gitonga holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Human Resource) from Kenyatta University.  Ms. Gitonga is currently a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Human Resource.  She has served as a Senior Assistant Registrar at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) and is currently the Deputy Registrar in charge of Human Resource. She is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).