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.

  PROF. GITONGA N. MBURUGU, PhD

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

(Academic, Research and Student Affairs)

Prof. Gitonga Nkanata Mburugu holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from University of Dundee, Scotland, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Botany from University of Nairobi, Kenya, Bachelor of Education (Hons.) (B. Ed. Hons. Science) from University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Diploma in Integrated Agricultural Research for Development from International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) Wageningen. Prof. Gitonga rose through the academic ranks in Kenyatta University from the position of a graduate assistant to Associate Professor. He is currently a Professor of Biology and Biotechnology in the Department of Agriculture at Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST). While in Kenyatta University he was the founding Chairman of the Department of Plant and Microbial Science and Founding Dean of the School of Agriculture and Enterprise Development at Kenyatta University. He joined the then Meru University College of Science Technology as the Deputy Principal in Charge of Academic Affairs in 2010. He played an integral role in the process leading to the chartering of the University in 2013. Under his leadership as the Management Representative, MUST attained ISO 9001:2008 certification in May 2013 and thereafter ISO 9001:2015 certification in June 2016 making it the first University in Kenya to receive certification on the new standard. He is now the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic, Research and Student Affairs. He also serves as a peer reviewer with Commission for University Education.

Dr. EUNICE MARETE, Ph.D

Ag. Registrar (Academic Affairs and Student Affairs)

Dr. Eunice Marete holds a PhD in Food Science from University College Dublin, Ireland, Master of Science in Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from JKUAT. She is currently the Acting Registrar in charge of Academic and Student Affairs in Meru University of Science and Technology. She has previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and the Director of Quality Assurance in Meru University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include extraction, isolation and characterisation of bioactive constituents from plants and their possible incorporation into food and beverages.

   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.

   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).