New appointments

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Council, has appointed Prof. Romanus Odhiambo Otieno as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (AA). Prof. Odhiambo whose appointment takes effect from May 1, 2009, will serve for a period of five (5) years.

Prof. Odhiambo who has been acting in the same position for close to a year takes over from Prof. Mabel Imbuga who has since become the University’s Vice Chancellor.

In a statement to the University’s members of staff and students, Prof. Imbuga said the appointment was in accordance with Section 13 of JKUAT ACT, 1994 and Statute VII of the University.

Prof. Odhiambo 47, a Statistician, and a former Dean Faculty of Science hold a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Education specializing in Statistics from Kenyatta University. He also holds a PhD in Statistics from the same Institution.

Similarly, the JKUAT Council has also appointed Prof. Isaac Kaaria Inoti as the new Registrar Administration, Planning and Development (APD), and Ms. Winfred Karugu as the new Managing Director, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Enterprises Ltd (JKUATES).

Prof. Inoti, a former Director at the JKUAT’s Institute of Energy and Environmental Engineering Technology (IEET) holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, a Masters, and PhD in Agricultural Machinery Engineering degrees from Kyoto University in Japan.

Ms Karugu who had been acting at the enterprise for over a year was formerly the Director of JKUAT’s School of Human Resources Development.

Both appointments take effect from May 1, 2009 for a period of two years.

While congratulating the appointees, Prof. Imbuga wished them well as they took over their new assignments.

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