Advertisement for the Position of Chancellor

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) wishes to declare a vacancy for the position of Chancellor and calls for nomination of candidates. MMUST is located 1km from Kakamega Central Business District (CBD) on the Kakamega-Webuye Road.  It became a fully-fledged University through an Act of Parliament No. 18 of 30th December 2006 which was repealed with enactment of the Universities Act 2012 as the seventh Public University in Kenya. Since its inception, the student population has grown exponentially from about 3,000 in 2003 to over 21,000 in 2023.

VISION: To be the premier University in Science, Technology and Innovation.

MISSION: To provide excellent University education, training and research through integrating Science, Technology and Innovation into quality Programmes to suit the needs of a dynamic world

MMUST is a unique higher education provider, offering technology-based innovative and internationally renowned programmes at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

We are inviting members of the Public, Senate and the Alumni Association to nominate suitable persons for the position of Chancellor for a five-year term.

Duties and Functions of the Chancellor:

  1. Shall be the honorary/titular head and symbol of authority in the University whose main function is to confer degrees and grant diplomas, certificates and other awards of the University.
  2. May from time to time recommend to the Cabinet Secretary responsible for education a visitation of the University.
  3. May from time to time give advice to Council which the Chancellor considers necessary for the betterment of the University.
  4. Shall enjoy such powers and privileges and perform such other functions as may be provided for in the Charter.

Nominees will be subjected to the due selection process as per the Universities’ Act, No. 42 of 2012, the MMUST Charter and statutes.  A person shall only be appointed as a Chancellor where he/she meets the requirements in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

The submission of nominations, including the contact details (email and mobile number) and profile (including educational level, leadership role, and resource mobilization capability) of the nominees should be received on or before Friday, 14th July 2023, addressed to the undersigned.

The Vice-Chancellor,
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 190-50100,

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