Prof. Stanley Kamau and Dr. Peter Mwangi sailed through elections unchallenged to retain their positions as Deans for the School of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (SEEIE) and the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) respectively. The pair will serve their respective Schools for a further two years.
In his acceptance speech, Prof. Kamau expressed his gratitude to his staff for rallying behind him in his first term. He revealed that plans to review the curricula which he had pledged to expedite in his first term were already at an advanced stage.
Prof. Kamau urged researchers to leverage the various collaborations SEEIE has with the industry to write research proposals; besides registering as professional engineers.
“Let’s write research proposals because our partners have said that research funds are available to help solve some of their problems,” stated Prof. Kamau
On his part, Dr. Mwangi expressed gratitude to his staff for re-election pledging to continue fostering a productive environment for both staff and students.
He thanked the University Management for supporting SBS saying the University requires all hands on deck to realize its mission.
Dr. Mwangi stated that all the success that SBS has met is down to a close working relationship between staff and other external partners.
“We have partnered with various institutions and signed many Memorandums of Understandings towards research. Under similar arrangements, we have sent staff and students for exchange programmes to other universities such as Nottingham and Trent,” said Dr. Mwangi.
SBS elections were conducted on Thursday, October 6, 2022 while SEEIE elections were held on Thursday, October 13, 2022.