The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs is the head of the Academic & Student Affairs Division. The division comprises two sub-divisions; Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
Academic Affairs comprises the following units: The five Schools (Chandaria School of Business; School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; School of Science and Technology) Library and Quality Assurance
Student Affairs comprises the following units: Admissions; Career Services; Counseling Services; Office of the Registrar; and Student Affairs.
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Ambassador Professor Ruthie Rono
Prof. Rono's team:
Location: FAB Center First Floor.
The Department of the University Registrar serves as the central support unit providing information and services to all facets of the University community as well as to the public and authorized government institutions, to provide official certification from academic records, and to safeguard and maintain students’ permanent records.
Services offered: Visit the Registrar’s office to:
The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs is the head of the division. The division comprises of the Chandaria School of Business, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science and Technology, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension. Other units include the Library and Information Center, the Office of Quality Assurance, and the Faculty Council.
USIU-Africa’s Academic & Student Affairs Division provides excellence, innovation and leadership in integrating quality teaching and student learning with applied academic research and scholarship and community service to a diverse clientele in line with USIU-Africa’s mission and vision.
To be a premier Academic & Student Affairs Division in Africa, discharging its responsibilities in a transparent and accountable manner, and with a distinction for its operating excellence
1st Floor, Chandaria School of Business
Professor Munyae Mulinge
Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs
Phone: +254 730116406/280
Ambassador Professor Ruthie Rono
Professor of Psychology
Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic & Student Affairs
Phone: +254 730116406
To be a leader in the provision of excellent professional support services and co curricula programs with a global perspective.
To facilitate the holistic development of students from a diverse population through carefully selected programs and support services that assure their preparedness for meaningful engagement in the competitive world around and
New Students Orientation: 1st week of the semester. All new students are required to attend all the orientation events during the week so that they can:
The Orientation activities help students transit more smoothly into their new campus life. Parents, sponsors and guardians are expected to attend the first day of orientation in order to familiarize themselves with university policies and regulations that will affect their children/wards.
During this time, they gain information about fee structures and payment, course units, how to access their children’s/ward registration and grade information online, what faculty expect of students and how to support their children during their university lives. Parents also have the opportunity to seek clarifications about various issues that will impact on the student’s education in the university. It is therefore advisable that all first time USIU students’ parents attend the orientation session scheduled for them.
Graduate Orientation programs are held separately and focus on the needs of the new graduate students. All new students (undergraduates and graduates) are advised to attend all scheduled orientation sessions. They must also ensure that they acquire and sign for flash disks that contain the University Catalogue, Student Handbook and other useful regulations.
The Sub-Division of Student Affairs is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that will ensure the all-round development of students through planned student welfare and activities programs as well as academic support services. The Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs is the head of the sub-division.
Every student who attends USIU will have the opportunity to learn, enhance and develop many interests and talents. The ADVCSA is the Student Affairs Council (SAC) advisor and together with a committed team of staff from Student Affairs, works closely with SAC and other student leaders to facilitate and help enhance student leadership skills and knowledge, the identification of their talents and uniqueness and the exploration of the vast range of opportunities in the university. The ADVCSA is the liaison between the university administration and the students through SAC.
Professional staff in the Sub-Division provide the necessary services and work with students to ensure their engagement in activities that complement their academic learning. Students are advised to visit the following for different services and programs.
Location: Administration Building
Services offered: Visit the Offices for information/advice on:
Location: FAB Center Second Floor
Services and Programs offered: Visit the Counseling center to:
To be the premier center for lifelong career development.
The Placement and Career Services department is committed to assisting students and alumni explore, develop and pursue meaningful careers over their lifetime. We accomplish this through training, coaching and fostering strong relationships with industry and internal stakeholders to develop the whole person.
- Pursue Growth and Learning
- Team work
- Creativity and Open-mindedness
- A little fun and a little play
Our services are geared to helping students explore, discover and connect with their intended career through:
Location and Contacts
United States International University,
Freida Brown Student Centre, 1st Floor
Telephone: (254)730 116 778/796/803
Facebook – usiucareerspage: Like us for Career Tips, News and Events
Instagram – @usiucareers: Follow us to see pictures of our Career Services team in action, events and activities lined up
Twitter – @usiucareers: Follow us to get informed on Career Services news and events in real time
Location: FAB Center, Ground Floor
This is the elected student government that serves as a bridge between students and University administration. Visit their offices to learn more about their programs or provide them with your feedback and concerns.
For more information visit: (https//cx.usiu.ac.ke/JCS/campus-life/campus/student-Affairs-Council)
Services and Programs offered: Visit the offices for information on:
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Areas of interest/specialization: Literary Studies
Prof. Mwai is a Full Professor of Literature. She is an administrator, Researcher, Lecturer and trainer of trainers and facilitators who has worked in various universities in Kenya. She enjoys leading teams through research processes up to and beyond and dissemination to the uptake of research findings as evidence based solutions to emerging challenges. Professor Mwai has authored several books, journal articles and chapters in books. She has a bias in teaching and research in Oral poetry from a gender perspective. She also teaches, carries out research and supervises students in diverse areas of literary studies.
Prof. Mwai is a Regional Gender Consultant who worked with United Nations Agencies and international organizations including UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNWOMEN , USAID and the World Bank within the ESARO region. She has taught in diverse universities in Kenya including the Nairobi, Maseno and Kenyatta . She is an internationally certified Trainer of Trainers and Facilitators in Gender and Leadership. She is a gender trainer herself and a tried and tested leader in the university, the society in general and the church in particular. She has exemplary skills in participatory research and training. Currently, she is the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor- student Affairs
2012: E- MBA in Leadership and Business Management – Copenhagen Business School
2005: Bachelor of Theology (Missiology), International Institute for Christian growth and World Missions, Switzerland.
2000: PhD in Gender and Literature, Maseno University.
1988: M.A. (Kiswahili Poetry), University of Nairobi.
1984: Bachelor of Education - University of Nairobi
o 2013: Mwai, Wangari and Nassanga Katapa Utilization of Retired Senior Academics in the East African Region. Nairobi: Nairobi Academic Press, Kenya.
o 2012: Kimongo David, Mwai Wangari and Mbugua Mungai Urban Youth Folklore genres: Mchongoano. Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany.
o 2010: Mwai, Wangari Songs for the Bride: A Literary Analysis of Unyago Nuptial Songs. Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany
o 2010: Mwai, Wangari New Trends in Ushairi: A Socio - Historical Study of Ushairi. Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany
o 2010: Mwai, Wangari and Obura Oluoch Female Imagination: A Biographical Study of Women Literary Artists from the East African Region. Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany.
o 2010: Mwai Wangari and Oloo, Pamela Gender and Language: An analysis of Margaret Ogola’s The River and the Source: Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany.