Interim officials appointed to Uganda alumni chapter
Interim officials of the Uganda Alumni Chapter together with Ms. Faith Mugambi (second left), Mr. Michael Kisilu (third left), Ms. Jane Muriithi-Thomas (center), Ms.Rael Otieno (center right) and Mr Uvyu Mbole (third right), following the meeting held on PHOTO: COURTESY
By Beatrice Ndinda
The Principal Alumni Relations Officer Mr. Michael Kisilu and Chief Manager Jane Muriithi-Thomas undertook a trip to Uganda on March 20-23, as a follow up since the launch of the Alumni Chapter at a Ugandan alumni dinner in March 2018.
While in Uganda, Mr. Kisilu held two meetings with those Ugandan alumni who assisted the Alumni Relations office in organizing the 2018 Uganda Alumni Dinner.
Here, the new Principal Alumni Relations Officer Mr. Michael Kisilu was introduced to the Ugandan team which comprised of Herbert Mugisa (Class of 1999), Ian Sekaggya (Class of 1999), Eriki Peter (Class of 2001), Dennis Muganwa (Class of 2007), Denis Kiggundo, Monalisa Aman (Class of 2007), Nancy Akite Opiokello (Class of 1999), Kanziga Leah Musabe (Class of 2016) and Gwokyalya, Agatha Loyce (Class of 2018).
Following the meetings, it was resolved that the Ugandan alumni team would commence planning for an alumni fundraising dinner to be held in July 2019.
To facilitate this, interim officials were chosen: Mr. Mugisa will be the new Chairperson, while his deputy will be Mr. Sekaggya. Ms. Opiokello will be the new Secretary, while Ms. Aman will be the Vice-Secretary. The Treasurer’s position will be filled by Mr. Kiggundo.
Mr. Kisilu also accompanied Chief Manager, Marketing and Communications Ms. Jane Muriithi-Thomas, to XFM, where they both explained program recruitment information including Alumni Relations programs and activities.
As part of enhancing engagement with alumni, the Office of Alumni Relations is also planning to launch more chapters in other regions in the near future. This year will see the launch of the Tanzanian chapter in the summer semester.
The chapters are expected to provide forums for alumni to network and reconnect with each other, serve as ambassadors for their alma mater, organize events and activities that meet their shared interests, stay connected with their alma mater.