Prof. Olive Mugenda, Ph.D., CBS, MGH

Chairperson, Board of Directors

Prof. Olive Mugenda is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital.

She holds an MSc and Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University (USA). She also holds an MBA degree from ESAMI, Arusha (Tanzania). She was previously the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University from 2006 to 2016. Before this, she was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance Planning & Development). She has also held various Board positions in a number of organizations including Chairperson, Association of Commonwealth Universities; Vice-President- International Association of Universities; Director, Nation Media Group; Member, Association of African Universities; Kenya National Examinations Council; Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) among others.

She is also a Commissioner with Judicial Service Commission of Kenya.

Professor Mugenda was awarded the Ernst & Young Life Time Achievement Award- 2014, The Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) Presidential Award- 2011 and The Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) Presidential Award- 2006. In February 2016, she was also honored by the French Government through the French Embassy with the order of Academic Palms – a national order of France for Distinguished Academics and figures in the world for her efforts in steering the University’s growth.