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Egerton University gets new Vice Chancellor

Veteran University administrator Prof Rose Mwonya has been appointed the new vice-chancellor at Egerton University.

Prof Mwonya graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture and Home Economics 40 years ago from the same University she will be heading.

She has been the institution’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs for the last seven years having served two terms in that position.

Prof Mwonya’s appointment will take effect starting 13 January 2016 after the current institution’s Vice Chancellor Prof James K Tuitoek’s term expires.

Egerton University's incoming Vice Chancellor Prof Rose  Mwonya. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
Egerton University’s incoming Vice Chancellor Prof Rose Mwonya. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS


She will be the 5th Vice Chancellor of the institution whose main campus is at Njoro, Nakuru County.

Her appointment was on Thursday published in a notice in the dailies dully signed by the outgoing Vice Chancellor.

Prof Mwonya’s term as Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs faced challenges among them the September 2015 protests by engineering students over what they termed as slow registration of their courses.

The incoming VC holds a Bachelor of Science in Adult Home Economics Education, a Master of Science in Home Economics Education Secondary School and a PhD major in Home Economics with minors in Family Studies and Gerontology, all from Iowa State University.

She joined Egerton University in 1987 and has served in various departments among them Agriculture and Home Economics.