The Senate shall consist of─
  1. the Vice-Chancellor, who shall be the Chairperson;
  2. the Deputy Vice-Chancellors;
  3. the Principals of each Constituent College;
  4. the Principals of each College within the University;
  5. the Registrars;
  6. all the Deans of Schools /Faculties, the Directors of Institutes/Centres/Directorates, Director of the Board of Postgraduate Studies and other academic units;
  7. the Associate Deans and Deputy Directors;
  8. the Chairpersons of Departments;
  9. the Professors of the University;
  10. the University Librarian;
  11. one representative  of each of the College Academic Board appointed by the respective boards from amongst its members;
  12. one representative of each of the School Academic Board appointed by the respective boards from amongst its members;
  13. the Dean of Students;
  14. subject to these Statutes,  two members elected by the Students’ Association; and
  15. such other member as Council may determine in accordance with these Statutes;
  1. There shall be a Senate of the University.
  2. The Senate, shall be in charge of all academic matters of the University and shall undertake the functions assigned to it in the Charter of the University.
  3. The members of Students’ Association shall not participate in the deliberations of the Senate on matters which are considered by the Chairperson of the Senate to be confidential, related to examinations, grades and such other issues that may pose a conflict of interest.
  4. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) shall be the secretary to the Senate.
  5. The functions of the Senate shall be to ─
    1. recommend to the Council for the establishment, or abolition or harmonization of Faculties, Schools, Institutes, Units, Departments, and Centres as the Senate may from time to time deem necessary;
    2. subject to the Act,  make recommendations to the Council for the establishment or abolition/supervision, of degree and other academic programmes and their titles in the University;
    3. set the dates of the academic year and determine the schedule of academic programmes within the academic year;
    4. approve all syllabi of the University;
    5. make regulations governing methods of assessing and examining the academic performance of students;
    6. admit independent of the Placement Board, non-Government sponsored students to its programmes in accordance with its approved admission criteria.
    7. evaluate academic records of both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates for the purpose of admission into the University;
    8. regulate the conduct of examinations;
    9. appoint internal and external examiners and recommend to the Council the terms and conditions for their appointment;
    10. approve the examination results;
    11. subject to the Act, approve the award of degrees including the award of honorary degrees and other academic distinctions;
    12. determine which qualifications or credits from other Universities or institutions shall be acceptable as equivalent to particular qualifications of the University;
    13. determine the procedure to be followed in the conferment of the degrees and other awards;
    14. withdraw or cancel such certificates, diplomas, degrees, including honorary degrees, or any other awards in accordance with Statute XXVI;
    15. determine the design of academic dress and prescribe its use;
    16. evaluate research, teaching, staffing and general work of any body or section of the University and if it so wishes to report and make recommendations thereon to the Council;
    17. promote and administer the extra-mural, external and extension work of the University;
    18. promote research and innovation work in the University;
    19. promote co-operation and linkages with other institutions of higher learning and industry;
    20. propose regulations governing the award of fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, prizes and other awards;
    21. develop, implement and promote quality assurance systems and structures in all University operations;
    22. promote the welfare of students and staff in the University;
    23. propose regulations and procedures for the discipline of students and make recommendations thereof to the Council;
    24. discontinue a student from a programme of study on academic grounds;
    25. receive proposals from various Boards and  Faculties, Institutes, Schools, Centers and to consider their recommendations and make appropriate decision;
    26. recommend to the Council appropriate criteria for  appointment and promotion of all staff of the university;
      1. review these Statutes from time to time and present recommendations thereon to the Council provided that all Statutes shall be reviewed at least once every five years; and
      2. determine general policy matters relating to the library, laboratory facilities, teaching aids, workshops and such other academic services which are in its view necessary for the furtherance of the academic objectives of the University.
  6. The Senate shall exercise such other powers as may be conferred to the Senate by the Act, these Statutes or by the regulations and to do such other acts as the Council shall authorize.


Prof. Stephen  G. Agong’

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (PAF)

Prof. Washington H. A. Olima

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Prof.  Joseph  Bosire

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RIO)

Prof. Benson Estambale

Deans of Schools:

School of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

Prof. Reuben. O. Mosi

School of Biological & Physical Sciences;

Prof. Beatrice  Anyango

School of Built Environment;

Dr. Patrick  O. Hayombe

School of Business& Economics;

Prof. Adrian  Mukhebi

School of Education;

Dr. Henry. Onderi

School of Engineering and Technology;

Prof. Maurice O. Nyadawa

School of Environment & Natural Resource Management;

Dr. Patrick  O. Hayombe

School of Health Sciences;

Prof. Yaw Afrane

School of Humanities & Social Sciences;

Prof. Francis  Ang’awa

School of Informatics & Innovative Systems;

Dr. George. Raburu

School of Law;

Mr. Kimwele Muneeni

School of Mathematics & Actuarial Sciences;

Prof. Omolo Ongati

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management;


Directors of Board /Institutes/Centres

Board of Postgraduate Studies

Prof. Judith Miguda-Attyang

Quality Assurance and Performance Contracting

Prof. Monica  Ayieko

Information Communications Technology

Prof. Anthony  J. Rodrigues

Centre for Gender Mainstreaming and Development

Dr. Maria Onyango

Kisumu Learning Centre

Prof. Helen Atieno

Center for Research Innovation and Technology

Prof. George Ouma



Chairmen of Departments

Accounting & Finance

Dr. Michael Nyagol

Applied Statistics, Financial Mathematics & Actuarial Science

Dr. Joseph O. Nyakinda

Curriculum & Education Management

Dr. Michael Okello Okwara

History, Religion & Philosophy

Dr. Charles Oduke

Linguistics, Language and Literature

Dr. Ogone J. Obiero

Management & Economics

Mr. Samuel Oyieke

Pure & Applied Mathematics

Dr. Michael Oduor

Psychology & Education Foundation

Dr. Pamela Raburu

Special Needs Education & Early Childhood Development

Dr. Edward Bantu



University Librarian

Mr. Peter  Otieno

Dean of Students                                                    

Dr. Christopher  O. Gor

Registrar Planning and Administration

Ms. Rosemary  Ngesa

Registrar Academic Affairs

Mr. Walter  Akuno

Registrar Research, Innovation and Outreach

Dr. Patrick  J. Akhaukwa

Finance Officer

Mr. Jared. Oguta Ogutu


Coordinator, Institute of Cultural Heritage.

Dr. Samuel  Okuro

Coordinator, Kosele/Kendu Bay Learning Centre

Dr. Benson Odongo

Timetabling Coordinator

Mr. Francis Odundo


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