Faculty Re-elect Prof Kinyua as Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences

(On the right) Dr. Aggrey Wanyama declares Prof. Johnson Kinyua as the new Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences. 

The faculty of the School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, have reelected Prof. Johnson Kang’ethe Kinyua as Dean for the next two years.

The Academic Affairs Registrar, Dr Aggrey Wanyama, acting as the Returning Officer for the Dean’s election on Thursday, May 16, 2024, declared Prof. Johnson Kangethe Kinyua reelected unopposed, and lauded him for his commitment and hard work, mentorship, and leadership that culminated in his re-election.

In re-electing him, the school faculty, cited his potential, eligibility and humility, and welcoming energy that allows him to work together with his colleagues, and for creating a conducive work place environment for teamwork.

In his congratulatory message, Dr. Kevin Mbogo of the Chemistry Department stated that Prof. Kinyua had done an admirable job, while Dr Joel Bargul stated that due to Prof. Kinyua’s accessibility and availability, there had been minimal negative feedback regarding his ability to promptly address issues directed to his office.

Prof. Johnson Kinyua appreciated the members of faculty for re-electing him to lead the school for the second term.

Since his election in 2022 to office of the Dean, Prof. Kinyua said, has been able to create a good rapport between students, parents and the office at large.

He also said that, as Dean, he has also enhanced the file system and transcript processing for undergraduate students at the school, guaranteeing students graduate on schedule and without any missed marks.

Furthermore, Prof. Kinyua noted that he had made some efforts towards transforming the working culture for staff, and ensuring individuals are appreciated and motivated for their good work.

A dream-oriented visionary, Prof. Kinyua remains alive to the fact that he has a lot up his sleeves, especially in his second term: He plans to see students in programmes such as Biochemistry being credited for their hard work and creation of more space for Radiography to enhance safety and efficiency.

Prof. Kinyua believes, with a collaboration with other institutes, he will be able to set a base for students to secure internship opportunities. He also intends to continue addressing aspects that touch on staff career growth and development.

Prof. Kinyua has previously served as Director, Gender and Mentoring Center as well as Chair, Department of Biochemistry. Prof. Kinyua holds a doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Nairobi.

Staff members from the School of Biomedical Sciences in commemorative photo after the elections

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