The USIU-Africa community welcomes back Prof. Freida Brown

By Diana Meso

They say “old is gold” and indeed this was seen during Prof. Freida Brown Homecoming event, that took place on campus on Saturday, October 16.

The event saw over 300 students, staff, faculty and alumni welcome Prof. Brown with pomp and color. Organized by the Student Affairs Division in partnership with the Alumni Association and other departments in the university, the event saw participants plant trees as part of community services, play various games and enjoy performances from different cultures; Indian, Rwandese, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda.

Dr. Maina Muchara, Faculty Council Chair gave heartwarming remarks, reminding the university community of the initial vision and mission of the university and encouraging them to push towards the same. He further thanked Prof. Brown for accepting to come back and hold fort, pointing out that her kind gesture proved her love for this institution.

Additionally, Mr. James Cutha, Chairperson of the Alumni Association and Director, Maverick One Ltd, Mr. Joel Chacha, Member of the Alumni Association and General Manager Tell-Em Public Relations, Ms. Faith Mugambi, Program Officer Mastercard Foundation Scholars and Staff Council Secretary, and Mr. Bernard Opondo, Student Affairs Council thanked Prof. Brown for accepting to come back to lead the university and assured her of their full support as she worked with the university community to realize the dreams of the university.

On her part, Prof. Brown, thanked the organizers and all participants for such a warm event and urged them to look forward as there is a lot to be done if the vision and mission of this university is to be realized. She further thanked Mrs. Ritah Asunda, Interim Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Interim A-DVC SA) who was present at the event, for accepting to come back and work for the university.

Also present at the event was Mr. Geoffrey Odundo, Chief Executive Officer, Nairobi Securities Exchange, Mrs. Night Nzovu, Director Administration, and other distinguished guests.

Prof. Freida Brown will be heading the university as the Interim Vice Chancellor for a period of 9 months.

We wish her all the best!

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