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.


  1. Prof. Stephen G. Agong’                 - Vice Chancellor, (Chairman)
  2. Prof. Joseph Bosire                         - Deputy Vice Chancellor (AA)
  3. Prof. Benson Estambale                  - Deputy Vice Chancellor (RIO)
  4. Prof. Francis Ang’awa                    - Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (PAF)
  5. Prof. A. J. Rodrigues                      - Director, ICT
  6. CS. Rosemary Ngesa                     - Registrar (RIO)
  7. Dr. P.J. Akhaukwa                          - Registrar(PA)
  8. Dr. Akuno Walter                           - Registrar (AA)
  9. CPA. Nancy Muchai                       - Ag. Chief Finance Officer
  10. Prof. Reuben O. Mosi                     - Dean, SAFS
  11. Prof. Omolo Ongati                        - Dean, SMAS
  12. Prof. Adrian Wekhulo Mukhebi      - Professor
  13. Dr. Michael Nyagol                        - Dean, SBE
  14. Dr. Samuel Okuro                           - Dean, SHSS
  15. Prof. Patrick Hayombe                   - Dean, SSPNRM
  16. Prof. Fred Amimo                           - Dean, SHS
  17. Dr. Jack Odongo Ajowi                  - Dean, SEDU
  18. Dr. Michael Oloko                          - Dean, SET
  19. Prof. Regina Nyunja                       - Dean, SBPS
  20. Dr. Silvance Abeka                         - Ag. Dean, SIIS
  21. Prof. Monica Ayieko                      - Director, Partnership and International Affairs
  22. Dr. Pamela Raburu                         - Director, (QEA)
  23. Prof. Hellen Atieno                         - Director,  AIDS  Control , Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Centre
  24. Prof. Benard Oula Muok                - Director, CRIT
  25. Prof. Mildred Ndeda                       - Director (CGMD)
  26. Prof. Michael Okwara                     - Director, Nambale Campus
  27. Prof. Henry Onderi                         - Director, Kisii Campus
  28. Prof. Dennis Ochuodho                   - Director, BPS
  29. Prof. Darius Andika                        - Director, INSEFOODS
  30. Prof. Christopher Gor                     - Dean of Students
  31. Dr. Festus K. Ng’etich                    - University Librarian
  32. Dr. Arvinlucy Onditi                       - Associate Dean, SBE
  33. Dr. Daniel Onguru                          - Associate Dean, SHS
  34. Dr. Bernard Momanyi                     - Associate Dean , SEDU/ Overseeing Kisumu Campus
  35. Dr. Charles Omoke                         - Chairperson Dept. of SNE & ECD
  36. Dr. Mary Onditi                              - Chairperson Dept. of Curriculum and Educational Management
  37. Mr. Samuel Oyieke                         - Chairperson Dept. of Management &  Economics
  38. Dr. Rose Kisia                                - Chairperson Dept. of Tourism & Hospitality  Management
  39. Dr. Vitalis Mogwambo                    - Chairperson Dept. of Accounting and Finance         
  40. Prof. Michael Okoya Oduor           - Chairperson Dept. of Pure  & Applied Maths
  41. Dr. Joseph Otula Nyakinda             - Chairperson Dept. of Applied Stats. Fin. Maths &Actuarial Sciences
  42. Dr. Geoffrey Naila Napoo              - Chairperson Dept. of Hist., Rel. & Philosophy
  43. Dr. Emily Odondo                          - Chairperson Dept. of Ling., Lang., & Literature.
  44. Dr. Fredrick Owino                         - Chairperson of Department, Spatial Planning
  45. Dr. Frankline Otiende                     - Chairperson of Department, Natural Resource Management
  46. Dr. Tonui Warkach                         - Chairman Dept. Geography
  47. Dr. Silas Lagat                                - Chairman Dept. Physical Sciences
  48. Dr. Stephen Asito Amolo                - Chairman Dept. Biological Sciences
  49. Prof. Arnold O. Watako                  - Chairperson, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Mgt.
  50. Dr. Caleb Olweny                           - Chairperson , Plant, Animal and Food Sciences
  51. Dr. Samuel Liyala                           - Ag. Chairperson, Dept. Information Systems & Technology
  52. Dr. Solomon Ogara                         - Chairperson, Dept. Computer Science & Software
  53. Dr. Charles Helm Angira                 - Chairperson, Dept. of Community & Public Health Sciences
  54. Dr. Eng. Peter Kabok                      - Chairperson, Dept. Agricultural Engineering and Energy Technology
  55. Arch. Dr. Raphael Ochieng’            - Chairperson, Dept. Civil Engineering and Construction Mgt.
  56. Eng. Nicholas Odhiambo                - Representative, SET
  57. Dr. Benard Okelo                           - Representative, SMAS
  58. Dr. Rose Koweru                            - Representative, SEDU
  59. Dr. Joyce A. Osogo                        - Representative SSPNRM
  60. Dr. Fredrick  Odera                        - University Medical Officer
  61. Mr. Awiti Vincent Ochieng             - Chairman, SAJOOUST
  62. Mr. Bob Ondari                             - Secretary General, SAJOOUST


  1. Dr. Isaya Onjala                       - Coordinator, ICHMS
  2. Dr. Aminer Titus J.O               - Timetabling Coordinator
  3. Dr. David Ndegwa                   - Coordinator, EACII
  4. Ms. Ivor Nyamita                     - Legal Officer
  5. Dr. Elijah Museve                    - Coordinator, University Enterprises
  6. Dr. Lorna G. Okotto                - Coordinator Research (CRIT)
  7. Dr. Alice Nakhumicha             - Coordinator, University Farms


  • Mr. Done A. Nyagwala             - Deputy Registrar(Examination)
  • Mr. Joseph S. O’Bonyo            - Ag. Deputy Registrar (AA)
  • Mr. Henry Opondo                  - AR(A)
  • Ms. Maureen Simiyu                - AA