Presented at the Ali A. Mazrui International Symposium, Southern Sun, Westlands, Nairobi, July 16, 2016.

Let me begin by thanking the organizers for the singular honor of presenting closing remarks at this important symposium. It has given me the opportunity to meet many old friends, some that I haven't seen for many years.

I wish to thank all of you who participated in the demonstration this morning. It was truly an impressive event. We showed the world the real character and quality of USIU-Africa. It was peaceful, powerful, and even joyful, a model on how to exercise democratic and constitutional rights responsibly. I felt immensely proud of being a member of this extraordinary university.

The Commission for University Education (CUE) will undertake a site visit to USIU-Africa to carry out an Institutional Quality Assurance Audit from 9.00 am Tuesday 12th April, 2016 to Thursday, 14th April, 2016.

It is with deep gratitude and pleasure that I write to thank the entire university community for what was a successful inauguration ceremony yesterday. It was a powerful demonstration of our standing as a premier institution of academic excellence with a global perspective.

Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, USIU-Africa Vice Chancellor

As prepared for delivery at the Africa Model United Nations Conference in held at the UN Offices in Nairobi on Monday, March 21, 2016.

Your excellency, the Turkish Ambassador, Ms. Deniz Eke, UN officials, delegates from across the continent, distinguished ladies and gentlemen.

I want to begin by thanking and congratulating our students from USIU-AFRICA, including Ms. Afrikana Njuru, AFROMUN Secretary General, for winning the bid to host this year’s Africa Model United Nations (AFROMUN). This speaks to the quality of our students, their energy and entrepreneurial spirit, and our institutional commitment to the values of internationalism and inter-culturalism. At USIU-Africa we are proud of the faculty that we have students from all 47 counties in Kenya and 73 countries from every continent. Many of the students involved in organizing AFROMUN are majoring in International Relations, one of our signature programs.

Dear USIU community,

As I start my second month at USIU, I am pleased to share with you that my “90 Days of Listening” are going exceedingly well.  I am learning a lot about what makes this university exceptional, your pride and commitment to its continued success, and your ideas on how best to overcome some of our current challenges and take advantage of the numerous opportunities as we move forward. I have also been meeting with various external constituencies including our alumni, employers, and public officials.

Good morning! Happy New Year! On behalf of USIU-Africa, it is my great pleasure to welcome all of you, parents, guardians and students to the week-long orientation program for Spring Semester 2016. I know this is a special day for the parents and guardians who have entrusted us to educate your loved ones. It is certainly a special day for the students, who chose to join this remarkable university, an intellectual community that will nurture and nourish your intellects, equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies for productive personal and professional lives once you have completed your studies. It is also a special day for me, as this is my first day as Vice Chancellor of this extraordinary university.

Greetings,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Spring Semester 2016 as your new Vice Chancellor. I have been received with such remarkable warmth and generosity that I am truly humbled and grateful.

Please also join me in welcoming the 803 new students, 3 faculty, and 2 staff members who have joined us this semester. We wish them success in their new institutional home and we all stand to benefit from the talents and gifts each one of them brings to the university.