The Vice Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on behalf of council, senate, staff and students has pleasure to announce the appointment of Prof. Francis John Gichaga as the 4th chancellor of JKUAT by his Excellency the President and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Mwai Kibaki.
Prof. Gichaga is a distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering. He served with distinction as Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi for eleven years and he has served as Board Chairman of various organizations including the Engineering Registration Board, Kenya Technical Teachers College and Kenya Polytechnic University College.We take this opportunity to congratulate Prof. Gichaga on this appointment and welcome him to JKUAT and pledge our full support to him in steering the University towards the realisation of her vision. This University will greatly benefit from his long administrative and academic experience.
The appointment is for five years with effect from January 8th, 2010. He succeeds Prof. Ali Mazrui who served from 2004 to 2009.