Two deputy vice-chancellors have been appointed at The Technical University of Kenya. The news was broken by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol through a memo to the staff and students dated August 1, 2022. “We would like to notify the entire University staff and students that the process of appointing two (2) of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors has been concluded in exercise of The provisions of Section 35(1)(a)(v) of the Universities Act, No.42of 2012(amended in 2018),” said the VC.
The two DVCs are: Prof. Alfred Orina Isaac appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Technology Development and Prof. Paul Mwanzia Wambua has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Institutional Advancement and Enterprise. Until his appointment, Prof. Orina has been the Director at the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. He is also a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology.
Prof Orina holds PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from Idaho State University, USA, Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Egerton University. Previously he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate Scientist (Neuroscience) at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centre and University Hospitals and as Research Assistant at the College of Pharmacy, Idaho State University, USA. Prof. Orina has published 58 papers in peer reviewed journals and has successfully supervised 15 MSc and PhD students. He has one patent and one Utility Model under review. He is a member of Biochemical Society of Kenya and Society for Neuroscience.
Prof. Wambua has been a Professor of Materials Engineering at Moi University’s School of Engineering. He holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Master of Science in Textile Science and Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Prof. Wambua has published two (2) books, one (1) book chapter and 31 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has reviewed several journals.
Previously he served as DVC (Research, Technology Management and Community Linkages) and DVC (Research, Technology Management and Community Linkages) at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology,Deputy Principal (Academic Affairs) and Deputy Principal (Academic Affairs) at Kirinyaga University College Kirinyaga University. Between August 2011 and March 2013 Prof. Wambua was the Dean, School of Engineering at Moi University.
Prof. Wambua was the Chairman, Institution of Engineers of Kenya-western branch. He is also, Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya, Chartered Member, the Textile Institute, Manchester, UK, Full Member, Kenya Institute of Management and a Member of the Eminent Engineers Forum.